Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carl L. Gariety (February 23, 2015)

Carl L. Gariety, age 84, of Russia, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at his residence. He was born on August 28, 1930 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Leo & Theresa (Dapore) Gariety.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Esther (Leugers) Gariety of Russia, whom he married on June 2, 1956; sons and daughters in law, Thomas & Dorothy Gariety of Russia, Kenneth & Ann Gariety of Russia and Gregory & Connie Gariety of Russia; daughter and son in law, Deborah & Jeff Wirrig of Bradford; grandchildren, Nicole & Jon Keller, Chad & Amy Gariety, Megan & Doug Knapke, Samantha Gariety and fiancé Derek Sword, Zachary Gariety, Austin, Allison, Audrey and Alana Gariety, Marissa & Brandon Wirrig, Brooke & Aaron Condon, Justin, Jordan, Jacob and Eliza Gariety; great grandchildren, Waylon, Maverick and Archer Keller; sister, MaryEllen Thobe; brothers in law and sisters in law, Iona Gariety and Jack Shipley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Paul & Harold Gariety; sister, Joann Shipley and brother in law, Jerry Thobe.

Carl enjoyed farming all his life and retired from General Motors after 33 years. He was a 1949 graduate of Russia High School. He was a member of the United Auto Workers local 696, St. Remy Catholic Church and Russia Catholic War Veterans Post 661. He was a member of United State Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1955.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Remy Catholic Church, 108 East Main St., Russia, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Remy Catholic Cemetery, Russia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4-8 PM and Friday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. There will be a graveside service military service conducted by the Russia Catholic War Vets.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through