JASON SAMUEL GNAGEY, 27, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Churu-busco, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 in a traffic accident in downtown Fort Wayne. He attended Canterbury School, Churu-busco High School, I.P.F.W., and completed training at Midwest Guitar School in St. Louis. He worked as a stagehand for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and enjoyed all mediums of music. He played the guitar and saxophone, and was gifted at handcrafting guitars. He also had a lifelong love for The Beatles. Surviving are his father, Sam (Deb) Gnagey of Auburn; step-mother, Katharina Gnagey of Fort Wayne; brother, Evan Gnagey; stepbrother, Andy (Kelly) Allcock of Fort Wayne; stepsisters, Trina Allcock of Fort Wayne and Tashina Lahr of Auburn; half-sister, Rochelle Skolnick of St. Louis, Mo.; three aunts; and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary-Beth Gnagey, former Fort Wayne Philharmonic member and Canterbury School music instructor, in 1995. Celebration of Life is from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at V.F.W. Post 857, 2202 W. Main St. Arrangements by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Memorials to Erin's House or Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Scholarship Fund.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 22, 2013