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Gary J. Schimpf, Sr.

Girard, Ohio

November 11, 1962 - June 6, 2024

Gary J. Schimpf, Sr. Obituary

GIRARD - Gary Schimpf Sr., 61, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2024, due to complications of a stroke.

Gary was born November 11, 1962, in Youngstown, a son of the late George Schimpf Sr., and Gladys Shaffle Schimpf and was a lifelong area resident.

A proud graduate of Girard High School, Class of 1982, Gary dedicated 38 years of his life to his craft as a skilled bricklayer, working with several local companies until his retirement. His hard work and dedication were evident in every project he completed.

Gary was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and had a special affection for his dogs. In his younger days, he took great joy in coaching for the Girard Little Indians and various soccer leagues in Niles, Girard, and Austintown. Through coaching, he found fulfillment in teaching children the fundamentals of soccer, and football, a role he cherished.

Gary had a passion for collecting eagles and church figurines, reflecting his appreciation for beauty and craftsmanship. He was a devoted family man, always putting his loved ones first and instilling strong family values in his children. His favorite color was blue, a small but telling detail of his vibrant personality.

He found peace and joy in fishing and boating on his pontoon at Mosquito Lake, Lake Berlin, and Lake Milton, creating countless cherished memories with his family and friends on the water.

Gary is survived by his wife, Bridget Netzel Schimpf; his three children, Gary (Deidre) Schimpf, Jr., of McDonald, Roy Schimpf (Danielle Cross) of Kentucky and Anna Soltesz, and her husband, Joe Soltesz who was like a son to Gary, of McDonald; his grandchildren, who he raised as his own, Amber Schimpf (Caden Staup) and Joseph Schimpf (Danyelle Pietz); grandchildren, Grady, Sable, Evan, Ethan and Hope; his great-granddaughter, Peyton; his son in law, who was like a son to him, Jonathan Taddei of Girard; and several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A daughter, Laura Schimpf, two brothers, George Schimpf Jr., and infant Eugene Schimpf, a niece, Tiffany Lynn Schimpf Burkett, a cousin, Norma Clauson, a grandson Asher Schimpf and a sister in law, Pamela Schimpf preceded Gary in death. 

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Kinnick Funeral Home 222 S. State St., Girard, where a funeral service will take place at 8 p.m.

Private interment will take place Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Tod Homestead Cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, Gary’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to Friends of Fido via https://www.friendsoffidomahoning.org/donate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html or to a local church of your choosing.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gary J. Schimpf, Sr. hosted by Kinnick Funeral Home.

GIRARD - Gary Schimpf Sr., 61, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2024, due to complications of a stroke.

Gary was born November 11, 1962, in Youngstown, a son of the late George Schimpf Sr., and Gladys Shaffle Schimpf and was a lifelong area resident.

A proud graduate of Girard High School, Class of 1982, Gary dedicated 38 years of his life to his craft as a skilled bricklayer, working with several local companies until his retirement. His hard work and dedication were evident in every project he completed.

Gary was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and had a special affection for his dogs. In his younger days, he took great joy in coaching for the Girard Little Indians and various soccer leagues in Niles, Girard, and Austintown. Through coaching, he found fulfillment in teaching children the fundamentals of soccer, and football, a role he cherished.

Gary had a passion for collecting eagles and church figurines, reflecting his appreciation for beauty and craftsmanship. He was a devoted family man, always putting his loved ones first and instilling strong family values in his children. His favorite color was blue, a small but telling detail of his vibrant personality.

He found peace and joy in fishing and boating on his pontoon at Mosquito Lake, Lake Berlin, and Lake Milton, creating countless cherished memories with his family and friends on the water.

Gary is survived by his wife, Bridget Netzel Schimpf; his three children, Gary (Deidre) Schimpf, Jr., of McDonald, Roy Schimpf (Danielle Cross) of Kentucky and Anna Soltesz, and her husband, Joe Soltesz who was like a son to Gary, of McDonald; his grandchildren, who he raised as his own, Amber Schimpf (Caden Staup) and Joseph Schimpf (Danyelle Pietz); grandchildren, Grady, Sable, Evan, Ethan and Hope; his great-granddaughter, Peyton; his son in law, who was like a son to him, Jonathan Taddei of Girard; and several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A daughter, Laura Schimpf, two brothers, George Schimpf Jr., and infant Eugene Schimpf, a niece, Tiffany Lynn Schimpf Burkett, a cousin, Norma Clauson, a grandson Asher Schimpf and a sister in law, Pamela Schimpf preceded Gary in death. 

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Kinnick Funeral Home 222 S. State St., Girard, where a funeral service will take place at 8 p.m.

Private interment will take place Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Tod Homestead Cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, Gary’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to Friends of Fido via https://www.friendsoffidomahoning.org/donate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html or to a local church of your choosing.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gary J. Schimpf, Sr. hosted by Kinnick Funeral Home.

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