This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Gary Shiplett. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

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Condolence From: Charlie Hoefel
Condolence: Gary, I remember the basketball games behind our garage on Villa Ave. in the early 60's with your brothers, my brothers and the Crano brothers. I was always happy when I could catch you at Fred's Diner on my trips to Akron over the years. You were always good-natured and never had a bad word to say about anyone. I had been thinking about you and Mark and Joe last month and now I guess I know why. The world needs more people like you. From your old stomping grounds in Key Largo, Charlie Hoefel.
Sunday April 15, 2018
Condolence From: Roger Williams
Condolence: I have been living in Arizona since 1979, so I hadn't seen Gary but on a few occasions when I came back for a visit. When I lived in Ohio, Gary wad one of mt closest and dearest friends. He worked with me at my mattress store, and i could always count on him. He was a man of integrity. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will miss him.
Tuesday April 10, 2018
Condolence From: Debbie Szabo (Popa)
Condolence: To the Shiplett family,
I just heard today about Gary passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
I didn't see Gary very often but when I did run into him he always remembered me and was friendly. Again my deepest sympathy. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Debbie Szabo (Popa )
Wednesday April 04, 2018
Condolence From: M Powell
Condolence: To Gary's family,
I am so very sorry to read about your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Wednesday March 28, 2018
Condolence From: Michael Carano
Condolence: I have a lot of fond memories of Gary growing up as neighbors and friends in my youth. He came from nice family, and they had the best cherry tree in the neighborhood.

I can still remember Gary doing his best imitation of a German soldier being shot by machine gun fire when we played Army as young kids. He'd throw in what seemed to be a little latin learned from Mass at St. Martha Church along with his fake German, he saying "Sanctu Americano," which he told us meant "I hear Americans!"as he fell to the ground in a lengthy and and drawn out demise. Viv Morrow's Sergeant Saunders couldn't compete with Gary's dramatic acting.

Gary was a unusually nice kid, compared to how typically boys might sometime act to one another, and he was always cheerful and ready to joke around and was good for a hearty laugh.

I ran into Gary a few years ago, and that good nature was still present. I will always recall his ready laugh and kind heartedness.

The world, as we all know, is often a hard, unforgiving place, but his presence softened that, and for that the world and his family will miss him I am sure. Rest in peace Gary. If there is a better world beyond, I am sure you will be there and fill it with your smile.
Friday March 23, 2018
Condolence From: Joan Feaster
Condolence: Although I didn't see Gary often, he always had a smile and kind word to say. I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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