Donald Gerbig, Sr.

October 15, 1933 - June 20, 2019
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Donald G. Gerbig, Sr., 85, formerly of Dover, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Newark following a period of declining health.

Born in Western Star, Ohio, he was the son of the late George and Ida Holden Gerbig. He was a graduate of Barberton High School and a veteran having served with the United States Army. …

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Donald G. Gerbig, Sr., 85, formerly of Dover, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Newark following a period of declining health.

Born in Western Star, Ohio, he was the son of the late George and Ida Holden Gerbig. He was a graduate of Barberton High School and a veteran having served with the United States Army. Don started his career with the city of Barberton in the Utilities Division/ Water Garage. He eventually worked his way to the water plant and successfully earned his Class IV EPA certificate in water treatment and also earned several wastewater treatment certificates. He served as Utilities Director for the City of Barberton in 1980 and after thirty-three years, he retired as Water Treatment Superintendent with the City of Barberton. He was a past member of the Barberton Kiwanis, the Covenant Baptist Church and its Board of Trustees and the Cathedral of Tomorrow in Cuyahoga Falls. He was also a committee member for Boy Scout Troup 130 in Johnson’s Corners.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Frances Gerbig of Newark; three granddaughters, Kelsey Gerbig and her husband Jonathan Tietz, Layne and Gracen Gerbig; a sister, Hazel Stoll of Marshallville and a sister-in-law, Alice Gerbig of Barberton.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara Gerbig, four brothers, George H. Gerbig II, Wallace Gerbig, Blaine Whitaker and Frank Whitaker and three sisters, Juanita Latham, Erma Sheeler and Orva Gerbig.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11 AM in Greenlawn Cemetery at Akron with Pastor Denny Rohn officiating. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling the arrangements.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater East Ohio.

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Greenlawn Cemetery

Address:

2580 Romig Road
Akron, OH 44320

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A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11 AM in Greenlawn Cemetery.


Donation Information

Alzheimer's Association - Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

408 9th St SW, Suite 3400
Canton, OH 44707

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Born: October 15, 1933
Died: June 20, 2019

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Toni Ferritto posted on 6/23/19

So sorry to hear this news.... My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May God Bless.

 

Scott Thomas posted on 6/23/19

I took care of Don for a time. But in truth, he took of me...in every way someone can take care of another. He gave me self worth at a time I felt worthless. He gave me a purpose at a time I felt lost. He gave me someone to talk to when I was lonely. And all he wanted was his coffee hot and a Klondike bar. In many ways, he helped me through nursing school as much as anyone. I missed him when he moved and I will miss him until we see each other again. I’ll have the straws to stir your coffee with. Rest In Peace my friend.

 

Francie Casto posted on 6/23/19

Don,Francie and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Gerbig years ago at one of your gatherings with Anita. May God heal your sadness and give you feelings of relief that he is now working with the angels and enjoying eternal life. Sincerely

 

Tim Gibbs posted on 6/22/19

So sorry for your loss , prayers for your family .

 

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