Gary W. Philabaum
Age 61, of Canton, passed away Sunday morning, May 5, 2013. A life resident of the Canton area he was the son of the late Russell and Janice (Robinson) Philabaum, graduated from Lehman High School and attended Kent State Unversity. He retired from the Canton Fire Department in 2008 and was a member Canton Professional Firefighters Association Local 249.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Wackerly) Philabaum; sons, Chad (Maranda) Philabaum of Louisville, Seth (Kristina) Philabaum of Canton; sisters, Kay (Ed) Seubert of Canton, Linda (Gary) McLaughlin of Canton. There are many grandchildren that he always showed love for Logan, Sean, Elizabeth and Cooper. Gary was known for his big heart and tremendous generous nature by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
As were his wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a Canton Professional Firefighter Association Last Alarm Thursday at 2 p.m. followed by a funeral service with Rev. Jeff Bullock officiating in the Wackerly Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his name to the Stark County Humane Society. For those unable to attend services you may register on line at our: 'On Line Registry Page' at
Wackerly Funeral Home
1375 Market Ave. North Canton, OH 44714
Published in The Repository from May 8 to May 9, 2013