Gerry Michael Gladieux, age 74, passed away peacefully at his home on August 31, 2018 following an extended illness. He was born in Canton, Ohio on April 24, 1944 to the late Ted and Margaret “Tootie” (Byington) Gladieux. Gerry graduated from Louisville High School in 1962. He attended Canton Business College and worked at the Canton Repository in the advertising Department. In May of 1965 his country called him to duty and he served in the United States Army from 1965-1967 in Vietnam. He retired from Camelot Music Inc. after 27 years of service. Following his retirement, Gerry enjoyed driving for the Akron Auto Auction in his spare time. Gerry enjoyed his family, friends, music, golf and his beloved Notre Dame Football Team. Gerry was a member of American Legion Post 548 for 50 years and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Louisville.
Gerry is preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Paul Gladieux and uncle, Russel Gladieux.
He is survived by his loving fiancée and best friend of 15 years, Susan K. Holb; his children and greatest gifts; Monica (K.C.) Kerchner of Malvern, OH, Josette (Brent) Alexander of Pataskala, OH, Joseph Ted Gladieux of Bonita Springs, FL and Jerri Kenney of Bonita Springs, FL; stepchildren, Jennifer (John) Oliver and David Holb; he will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren who he loved and adored, Kacie Erin and Tyler Marie Kerchner of Malvern, OH, Jack Alexander of Pataskala, OH, Samuel and Stuart Kenney of Bonita Springs, FL, Brianna and John Oliver of Canton, OH and Paxton Holb of Canton, OH; his brother and sisters-in-law, Bob “Harpo” (Inge) Gladieux of Fort Myers, FL and Gary (Erma) Gladieux of Columbia Falls, Montana and numerous nieces and nephews. To a special nephew, “Ready, Ready, Ready! Go ND!” Shane Gladieux.
In keeping with Gerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a service Celebrating his life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank their friends for their support and love during Gerry’s long journey. His wishes were for all of you to sit up with a glass of vodka and tonic and remember him with Love. Go Irish!!! Condolences can be shared with the family at www.paqueletfalk.com.
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Our deepest sympathy to everyone. He always had a kind word for you and always made you laugh! Remember the good times. We will miss you Gerry! Love to all!
Absolutely loved this guy. Great man who was such a pleasure to work with. He could always bring a smile to your face no matter how crazy or busy you were. You will be missed by alot of us at Akron Auto Auction. My Condolences to all who loved and knew him.
We were so sorry to hear that Gerry passed away. We remember all the good times we used to have, as neighbors, on Ohio Ave. We loved it when Gerry used to come to our house on Thanksgiving morning. He always had such a great personality. Even though we haven’ seen him in a long time, we will miss him. Sending our most sincere condolences to all of you. Sincerely the Neininger family.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad Monica; you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was such a nice man. I still can hear his laugh when I think of him. God Bless you all.
Gerry was a kind and good person. I remember the time He painted my house when I was a young boy living on Washington Blvd. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Gladieux family! Hope and peace! Go Irish!
Father Dr. Greg Tournoux+
So sorry to hear about Gerry. What a FUN! guy! Never a dull moment when he was around! May your memories bring you comfort.
Gerry had a contagious laugh. I can still hear it. His stories would pull us in with that laugh. I remember how much mom thought of Gerry and now they are all cheering for old Notre Dame together.
Rest in peace