Gilbert J. "Gib" Crum

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Gilbert J. "Gib" Crum
passed away peacefully Tuesday June 19, 2012 at his home. A proud, hardworking yet humble man who until 2011 continued to load his dump truck with the Bobcat to deliver mulch to a customer at his business, Lake Cable Nursery. He enjoyed his home and his backyard that he shared with his constant companion, "Stoley" and watched the nature that found solace in his wildlife refuge. Born on Davis Ridge in Noble County, he was son of Edward P. and Maryanne (Dimmerling) Crum on Feb. 6, 1922. Gib was preceded in death by his son, Gary in 2011. A 1944 graduate of Caldwell High, he served in the Army Air Corps and during World War II stationed in North Africa and Italy. Gib retired in 1982 as a Lt. Col. from the Air Force Reserves. After returning from the war, Gib attended OSU and graduated from the College of Agriculture in 1949 and along with John Marzilli opened Lake Cable Nursery which he owned until his death.
A devoted father, Gib will be sadly missed, but joyfully remembered by his daughters, Janalyn Huffman of Strasburg, Ohio, Amy Crum (Paul Klein) of Chicago, Ill.; and son, Donald G. Crum of Canton; four grandchildren, Kate Sibila, John (Becky) Sibila, Hayley Crum and Iris Kohler; two great-granddaughters, Sydney and Addyson Sibila; two step- granddaughters, Leanne (Paul) Lively and Kelly Rich; and one step-great-granddaughter, Emily McKimmie. A brother, Herbert (Sally) Crum; a special sister-in-law, Fern Ogle; and several nephews and a niece complete the family. Extended family members include Dana Skemp and daughters, Maddie and Caitlin Skemp along; with many good friends and faithful employees. In addition to his parents and his son, Gib is preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Kress, Bernetta Hamilton, Luella and Geneva Crum.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Patrick Manning officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website
Reed, 330-477-6721

Published in The Repository on June 22, 2012
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