Milton Henry GASSER
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GASSER Milton Henry Milton H. Gasser, age 80, passed away on January 25, 2011, in the Ebeid Hospice Center in Sylvania, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family Milton was born in Toledo, Ohio, on May 10, 1930, to Leonard and Ruth Gasser. He graduated from Macomber High School in 1948 and spent his life working in the food industry. Milton first worked for the Kroger Co. from 1946 to 1958 where he was promoted to store manager at the young age of 19. From 1958 to 1969 he worked for the Vlasic Food Co. where he started out as a salesman and then promoted to assistant sales manager and frozen food merchandiser for the Food Town Store. In 1969, Milton was hired as sales manager of the retail division of Valley Farm Foods until 1972. Milton joined the food brokerage firm of, Harold M. Lincoln Co. where he served as sales manager for their dairy and frozen food division. He then joined the Carl Hays Co. Food Brokers in 1976 as sales manager, and then became part owner with Dan Puccetti. The company was renamed Puccetti-Gasser Inc. where he served as Executive Vice-President until he retired in 1988 for health reasons. Milton was a member of the National Food Brokers Association for 20 years where he served on its Deli/Dairy Committee for 3 years. He was the past President of Northwest Ohio Frozen Food Association, past President and lifetime member of Toledo Area Grocery Manufacturers Representatives. Milton served on the advisory boards of Quaker Oats Co, VandeKamp Foods, and the J.R. Simplot Co. Milton was a former member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish where he was a member of the Boosters Club and served on the Stewardship Committee for 2 years, he was also a Eucharistic Minister. He was the past President of St. Johns Jesuit High School Fathers Club, past Vice-President of Mobile Meals Board and a former board member and advisor to the Mobile Meal Market Program. Milton was also the Vice-President of the Centennial Meadows Home Owners Association and was one of the founders of the "Not So Over The Hill Gang", a group of retired grocery and food sales people who met monthly at the former Surf Supper Club. Milton was an active supporter in his grandchildren's many activities. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. One of his greatest honors was throwing out the first pitch at a Tigers home game. Milton and Catherine loved to travel and enjoyed many trips together. He had a passion for beaches and beautiful sunsets. His love for music filled his home daily. Milton was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nancy Ruhl. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine "Peachie" (Limongi); children, Leonard (Andrea) Gasser, Connie (Jim) Carter, Tom (Sharon) Gasser, Karen (Bill Tucker) Murphy, Jim (Kim) Gasser, Mary (Greg) Pfleghaar, Sandi (Dave) Zwayer, Steve (Melissa) Gasser; 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd., on Friday, January 28th, from 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin in the mortuary on Saturday, January 29th, at 9:15 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania, Ohio, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to either the Ebeid Hospice, Mobile Meals, or to St Joseph Church. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at

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Published in The Blade from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2011.
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February 2, 2011
Karen and Family,
I just recently learned of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dolly V. Chapman
Danville, Ill
January 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy and your entire family through this time of terrible loss. My deepest sympathy.
Judi Scott
January 30, 2011
Mrs. Gasser,
My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family at this sad time. My Mom and Dad will sure miss him.
Mary Beth Parton
January 30, 2011
Katy - I missed Milt's obituary in the Blade. I am so very sorry. Milt was a wonderful friend, mentor and supporter when I was at Mobile Meals. His experience and expertise in the grocery business was invaluable. He was always there to lend a hand and a shoulder to lean on. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers that the Lord will comfort you and bring you peace. Take care.
Mary Arquette
January 28, 2011
Sandi and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers to you all. God Bless.
Jamie Miller
January 28, 2011
Milt was a great man and a great friend in the grocery business. He is more than likely organizing the pantry in Heaven.
Jerry Stanley Delaware, oh Hormel Foods
January 28, 2011
To all the Gassers:
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Milt was such a special man, and I feel very fortunate that I was able to know him and be a part of his life. I'll always remember his smile and great sense of humor...he was truly a wonderful man who touched many lives. You're all in our thoughts and prayers, and you have our deepest sympathies.
With Love,
Krista (Kline) & Richard, Evan, Marissa and Katy Hollinger
January 28, 2011
Katy, our deepest sympathies for you and the kids on Milt's passing. Hazel and I fondly remember the time we celebrated the New Year with you at Lido Lanes in south Toledo. (Chuck & Hazel Kepus, Jackson, MI)
January 28, 2011
Sandi and Dave, my heart goes out to you.
The family of Tommy Hill
Tommy Hill
January 28, 2011
Tom and Sharon & family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Even though he is not physically with you anymore, he will live on in your hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Larry & Sue Ducat
January 28, 2011
Catherine, I failed to sign my name on the last memorial. We toured Washington DC together. God bless you and your family. Milt was one of the nicest and most honest man I knew. Don Evans
Don Evans
January 28, 2011
Gasser Family, I am sorry to hear of Miltons passing, may you find comfort in your memories of the good times you shared.
January 28, 2011
Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gasser Family. May all the happy memories help you through these difficult times. Dawn, Elliot, Rachel and Abby Hershik
Dawn Hershik
January 27, 2011
Catherine, I am so sorry for your loss. Milt was very instrumental in my early life. I had worked for Milt at Kroger in his early time and again with Vlasic where he hired and trained me. Our years in the food business were filled with fond memories. Milt also invited me to attend the "Over the hill group". What a great person he was. I'm sure that our God above has
assigned a good position for Milt and
you'll be in our prayers for many years to come. May God bless you and your family.
Paul Smithers
January 27, 2011
Tom and Sharon, my deepest sympathy, this is very sad news.
Tom, your Dad was a very special person, I always loved our baseball chats and those special times when we were all together.

Wilfrid Ford
January 27, 2011
Tom and Sharon, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, may your memories of your dad bring you comfort.
Theresa (Ducat) Duerringer and family
January 27, 2011
To the Gasser Family, Our Sympathy to all of you for the loss of your husband and father. He loved his family and left all of you a Legacy of Family Love, may you all be comforted in the memories of good times you all shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Larry and Nancy Dey
January 27, 2011
Our sympathies go out to the entire Gasser family. I'm lucky to count Steve as one of my best friends. It's through Steve, Missy and the boys that I know the importance of family emphasized and enjoyed by Milt will be carried on in good hands.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Chris, Chrissy, Jack, Molly and Henry Barr
January 27, 2011
Catherine and family, SO very sorry to here of Milts passing. Milt was one of the nicest men I knew. I will allways remember being in washington dc at the same time. God bless you all with his wonderful grace.
January 27, 2011
RIP Grandpa! We Love You!

Chrissy Gasser Whaley
Tommy Gasser
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