Charles Gary Stoner

September 25, 1934 - April 19, 2022
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Charles Gary Stoner, age 87, of Ragersville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday April 19, 2022, after a brief period of declining health.

Gary was born September 25, 1934, to John Glenn Stoner and Emily Katherine McCann Stoner in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Gary graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1953 then West Virginia…

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Charles Gary Stoner, age 87, of Ragersville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday April 19, 2022, after a brief period of declining health.

Gary was born September 25, 1934, to John Glenn Stoner and Emily Katherine McCann Stoner in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. Gary graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1953 then West Virginia University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

On January 14th 1956, he married the love of his life, Nancy Warne Stoner, and they had four children, Amy, Eric, Brian and Leigh Ann.

Gary was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard serving in the North Atlantic, upper Great Lakes and the Western Pacific. He was an Electrical Engineer by trade where he worked on the Nike X anti-ballistic missile project and later worked on the design and underwater testing of the first generation of underwater electric power tools. Gary had a passion for bird hunting, traveling the country hunting pheasant, grouse, woodcock and quail with his friends, family and English Setters, Chip and Ruff. Gary was an avid fly fisherman and in his younger years an avid scuba diver, exploring coral reefs of the South Pacific and underwater ship and plane wrecks. He was also an avid photographer and in the early 1960’s, he designed and constructed his own underwater cameras. But, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially, prior to her death, his wife Nancy, his children and grandchildren, going on hikes, exploring the outdoors, teaching them to build campfires, how to shoot and how to fish.

Gary is survived by his daughter Amy (Bob) Harris of Sugarcreek Ohio, his son Eric (Joan Reiser) Stoner of Loudonville Ohio; his son-in-law, John Morgan of New Philadelphia and daughter-in-law Andrea (Curt) Underwood of Pickerington, Ohio; his brothers, Gregg (Anita) Stoner of Waynesburg Pennsylvania, Joel Gaynor Stoner of Powell Ohio; sisters, Judy Caldwell and Paula Falcon of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

Completing the family are his grandchildren, Erika (CJ) Metzger of New Philadelphia, Erin Harris (Michael Leonardi) of Canton, Sarah Stoner (Adam Schwieterman) of Wooster, Ohio, Margie (Jason) Brown of Dayton, Ohio, Emily Stoner of Delaware, Ohio, Carrie Morgan of Albania, Michael Morgan (Samantha Williams) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Calvin Stoner, Eliza Stoner, Heather Stoner and Holly Stoner, all of Pickerington, Ohio; great grandchildren, Elanor Metzger, Ethan Metzger and Alexander Jameson “AJ” Brown; special friends, Geovany Itzep-Santiago of Sugarcreek, Terri Naylor of New Philadelphia and Ron Tinor of New Philadelphia as well as many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death in 2000 by his loving wife of 44 years, Nancy Warne Stoner; a son, Brian Scott Stoner in 2010, and daughter, Leigh Ann Stoner Morgan in 1990.

In keeping with Gary’s wishes, the family will gather for a private graveside service in the Ragersville Cemetery. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Ragersville Cemetery

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115 Andreas Dr. NE
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

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In keeping with Gary’s wishes, the family will gather for a private graveside service.


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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: September 25, 1934
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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.

 

Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR posted on 4/29/22

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

 

Ron and Gerry Tinor posted on 4/29/22

The mold was broken after Gary was born. He was one of a kind. We were blessed with his friendship and know that all of his family can find comfort in many happy memories just as we will. Our deepest sympathy to each of you. Sincerely- Ron and Gerry Tinor

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 4/29/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Charles Gary Stoner, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Coast Guard Veteran, Charles Gary Stoner, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Stefanie Stoner posted on 4/28/22

Uncle Gary was an incredible man, as are all the Stoner men. Always kind, usually smiling, and always willing to teach us all cool things. I loved his stories, all though I wish I had more of them. He will be missed. The thing that stands out the most to me was his love for Aunt Nancy. Now they will finally be reunited and with Leigh Ann and Brian. My condolences to all of the family. Make sure to keep his memory alive and always tell his stories whenever the chance may arise. Love all of you. Wish I could be there with you.

 

Rich "Scott" Caldwell posted on 4/28/22

Our Hearts and Prayers are with all our families on the loss of Uncle Gary! He was a fantastic human being and a great family man. I always remember him being just honest and happy. Not that he did not sometimes get upset with his kids or his many nieces and nephews at times, I am sure we all deserved it. But in the end, he always seemed just and fair. I remember all of us going to Uncle Gary and Aunt Nancy’s house when we were young and no matter how many people showed up there was always room at the Stoner’s home. I never saw him turn anyone away and they always had plenty to share no matter what it was, food, beer, or opinions. That is just how he was. I like to think that some of his attitude and caring for others, if not most, was passed on to all his relatives. He was a good man! Just because life just got in the way, as it always does, eventually these get togethers got farther and farther apart. Families grew up, moved away and it became hard to see each other on a regular basis and on a large scale. For me however, I reconnected with Uncle Gary back in a trip to the Pocono’s in 2007 for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. Turns out Uncle Gary and I had a lot of things in common with our thoughts and beliefs and we got along great. He was set in his beliefs but, as always, he was willing to listen, but gladly expressed his opinion on the matter. We discussed our ups and downs in life, he would tell me all about his kids and grandkids and how proud he was of all of them, and I did the same about mine. I only spoke to him once or twice a year on the phone after that, but I would occasionally see him in Waynesburg, when he would visit at the same time I was there. He always had the same smile and complaints about life, but overall, he was always in a good mood and a joy to be around. Uncle Gary will be missed, and we all Love you! Rich (Scott) Caldwell and family.

 

Gaynor and Pat Stoner posted on 4/28/22

Gary will be greatly missed by our family. He was a loving and kind brother, brother-in-law, and uncle to our four children. It is difficult for us to absorb his passing.. Our love and condolences go out to all the family and his close friends who knew and loved Gary.

 

Joseph Palmer posted on 4/27/22

My condolences for your loss. I hunted thru many states with Gary and Bob McCall and always enjoyed those days. May your memories sustain you thru these difficult times. Prayers for peace.

 

Charlyn Menapace posted on 4/27/22

Dear Amy and Bob, Our sympathy on the loss of your father. We will keep you all in our prayers. Kim and Charlyn Menapace

 

Thomas Bitticker posted on 4/27/22

To the family of Gary Stoner: Please know that the Bitticker family has you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. I have always known Gary to place a high priority on the love for his family and the bond he enjoyed with his Grandchildren. He was a man with a wide variety of interests and the talent for sharing them with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him.

 

Bill Reiser posted on 4/26/22

Amy and Eric, sorry for your loss.

 

Rita Debevec Kohl posted on 4/26/22

My deepest sympathies for your loss

 

Shirley Bitticker posted on 4/26/22

Remembering our good friends in thought and praying for God to keep your family in His loving care.

 

Sue Banker posted on 4/26/22

Amy and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to lose another parent. I didn’t know your dad but I still think fondly about your Mom. You have my deepest sympathy, Amy! Sue Banker

 

Ess Alexander posted on 4/26/22

Sincere condolences to the Stoner family.

 

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