Ernest J. Gemma

Ernest J. Gemma
76, of Canton formerly of Wilmot  entered Heaven's Gates on Feb. 15, 2014 with his wife Dora and son, daughter- in-law, granddaughter and her fiancee at his side.  Ernie was born at Canton, the son of the late Ernest Sr. and Mary France Gemma and had been a Canton resident the last 10 years. A 1955 graduate of the former Beach City High School, he had been an appliance sales associate at Sears Massillon store and retiring from Sears Belden Village  in 1992.  Ernie was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Massillon and enjoyed his time with the coffee group at the Massillon McDonald's.
He is survived by his wife, Dora (Garver) Gemma, whom he married March 7, 1959. One son and daughter in law, Ronald and Linda Gemma of Canal Fulton; one granddaughter and her fiancee, Candace Gemma and Justin Carter of Canal Fulton; one brother and sister in law, Richard (Dick) & Val Gemma of Wilmot, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by three sisters, Frances Gemma, Virginia Dziegeleski and Theresa Grove.
A celebration of Ernie's life will be held, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 11 a.m., in St. John Lutheran Church, 1930 Wales Rd. N.E. Massillon, with Rev. John Telloni officiating. friends may call from 10 to 11 at the church on Wednesday. Entombment in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in LANTZER FUNERAL HOME, 230 2nd. Ave. S.E., Beach City, Ohio. Memorials may be made to St. John Church or  C.A.S.T. (Cancer Assistance Support Team), C/O Amy Burkett, 1295 Landale St. NW, Massillon, Oh 44647. CAST is a local nonprofit agency who provide assistance to families. You may offer condolence and sign the guest book at
Lantzer, 330- 756 -2121

Funeral Home

Lantzer Funeral Home
230 2Nd Ave Se Beach City, OH 44608
(330) 756-2121

Published in The Repository on Feb. 17, 2014