Gregory Allen Zesiger

August 25, 1949 - April 15, 2021
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Gregory Allen Zesiger, 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of Jane (Ellwood) Zesiger and the late Howard Zesiger, Greg was born August 25, 1949 at Dover, Ohio.

Greg graduated from New Philadelphia H…

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Gregory Allen Zesiger, 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of Jane (Ellwood) Zesiger and the late Howard Zesiger, Greg was born August 25, 1949 at Dover, Ohio.

Greg graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1967. On August 3, 1969, he married the love of his life, the former Linda Stull and the couple raised a daughter, Nichole.

In his younger years, Greg was employed at I.F. Manufacturing until its closing. He was then employed by various foundries in the Canton area and ultimately retired in 2002 from Allied Machine at Dover.

Greg was an avid fisherman and he enjoyed watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed range shooting at the Tusco Rifle Club.

He is survived by his mother, Jane of New Philadelphia; his wife of 51 years, Linda; his daughter and son-in-law, Nichole and Chad Merkel of New Philadelphia; his granddaughter, Quinn Merkel; his sisters, Susan (Kent) Watson of Dover, Amy (Brad) Bucher of Dundee; a brother, Jeff (Kathy) Zesiger of Palataka, Florida; many nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Tammy (Bill) Eckert of New Philadelphia and his lifelong friends, Greg (Cheryl) Fuhrer of Copley, Ohio and Larry (Kay) Whitlach of Dover.

In keeping with Greg’s wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia with Rev. Jon Long and Pastor Bill Eckert officiating. Inurnment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Degenhard and the staff at DaVita Dialysis Care as well as to the ICU Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion for Greg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Greg’s memory to the Stained Glass Fund c/o Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Avenue NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm

End Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Otterbein United Methodist Church

The family suggests contributions be made in Greg’s memory to the Stained Glass Fund at the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

156 Beaver Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: August 25, 1949
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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.

 

Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 4/21/21

Linda, Nichole, and family: So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for peace in your hearts as God comforts you in your loss.

 

Rebecca Howe posted on 4/21/21

Linda, Thinking of you. So sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Becky Visintainer Howe.

 

Barbara Flinn posted on 4/21/21

Linda,Nicole, and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers . May God be with you in this difficult time. Barbara Flinn

 

Dakota's tree service posted on 4/20/21

On behalf of myself and my son Dakota Davis and my many employees of dakota's tree service I put out a prayer of thought & sincere heartbreak for the passing of my great friend....... you will be missed ol buddy and the final days we all spent together will be remembered for all our life times .much love to you greg and your family.

 

Rebecca J Chenevey posted on 4/20/21

My sincere sympathy in the passing of Greg.

 

Mark and Kathy Miller posted on 4/20/21

Linda, Nicole and all the family, so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time with the passing of Greg.

 

Linda Sica posted on 4/20/21

To Linda and her family, I am so sorry for your loss.My Prayers are with you.?

 

Kathy Brown posted on 4/20/21

Linda and family, Our sincerest sympathies on Greg’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Greg and Kathy Brown

 

Jo Moore Fesler posted on 4/20/21

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, Jo Moore Fesler

 

Melanie Archer posted on 4/19/21

Dear Jane, Linda and Family, My deepest sympathy in your great loss....Greg was a nice fella with many friends and much love for his family. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for comfort at this sad time and always. God's blessings for all of you...

 

Gaye Clark posted on 4/19/21

Linda and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God lead you through this difficult time. Jeff and Gaye Clark

 

Allen and Linda Daugherty posted on 4/19/21

Our sincere sympathies in the passing of Greg. May God be your comfort and grant you peace. Doc and Linda

 

frank posted on 4/19/21

to ,LINDA Nichole ,and family ,im soo very sorry hearing the passing of Grag ,you all have my deepest sympathy,in this time of grief and sorrow, you all are in my deep thoughts and prayers. Frank Leone

 

kas kaswinkel posted on 4/19/21

Deepest Sympathy to Linda and the entire family -Bev and Kas Kaswinkel

 

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