Christopher (Chris) Samuel Gelfo
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age 43, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif. He was born June 12, 1969, in Akron, Ohio, to Samuel and Janet Gelfo. He was a graduate of GlenOak High School and The University of Akron. He worked as an avid engineer in the entertainment industry, where he was able to apply his creative abilities and display his wonderful knack for solving problems. He was a member of IATSE Local 728. Chris enjoyed life through simple pleasures: reading, cooking, laughing, snacking, chatting with family, listening to music and working hard. He had a great sense of humor and infectious laugh. Chris was a loving brother, son and uncle. His family was very proud of him and loves him very much.
Preceded in death by his father, Samuel J. Gelfo and survived by his loving family, mother, Janet Gelfo (Jeff White); sisters, Natalie (Tom) Michailides, Malia Gelfo and Mindy (Steve) Souza; and niece, Gabrielle Michailides; and nephew, Samuel Michailides; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Chris touched are invited to Christ the Servant Parish (Our Lady of Peace) on Nov. 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. for a Memorial Service to reminisce, support each other, and celebrate his life. Friends may visit the family from 12 to 1 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ArtsinStark, 900 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702 or Quest Recovery and Prevention Services, 1341 Market Avenue North, Canton OH 44714.
Published in The Repository from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2012