Abraham Joseph Gild
1929 - 2021
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TOGETHER AGAIN Abraham Joseph D'Ermenegildo, age 91, passed away unexpectedly May 8, 2021. Born June 16, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Annita (nee D'Amico) and Marco D'Ermenegildo, where he spent his early years. Together with his family, he moved to Akron as a young adult. Eventually, he met his true love, the late Nora (nee Ruhmanseder) and upon returning to Akron after serving in the Korean War, they married. Together they began their simple lives. Abe worked tirelessly for his family including working for the City of Akron. In 1961, they opened A Gild Pizza shop at the corner of South and Brown Streets. Naming it not for himself but to secure a top billing in the phone book under "Pizza Shops". Working alongside his partner and brother-in-law, Hubert "Bud" Livers, the shop flourished! In addition to his work, he was a proud soldier in the Ohio National Guard serving as a Mess Sergeant from 1982-1990. Abe got up daily to attend Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel before stopping at Farmer Boy for a cup of coffee and then heading to his pizza shop to work. To the waitresses and staff at Farmer Boy, a heartfelt thank you. To his customers, new and old alike, thank you for patronage and friendship. For over 60 years, you invited a slice of him into your homes, families, events, and lives. You were the real reason he was still working - he loved seeing you! Abe is survived by his three children, Anita, Mary, and Joseph; six grandchildren, Bob (Debbie), Elizabeth (Dennis) Krzywicki, Allen, Brian, Lauren, and Catherine (Jon) Cherevko; eight great grand children; and his dog, Tillie. Abe is also survived by his sister, Ann Schaber; his brother, Mike (Rose) DiGildo, and sister-in-law, Peggy Ruhmanseder, many nieces, nephews, and their families. In addition to his parents and wife, Nora, Abe is preceded in death by his second wife, Evelyn (nee Salvino); his sisters, Mary Salvetti and Martha Butera and brothers, Anthony "Isaac" DiGildo and David D'Ermenegildo. "But as it is written, 'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.'" 1 Corinthians 2:9 Calling hours will be on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St.). A Requiem High Mass will be offered on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel (2935 Chenoweth Rd. 44312). PROCESSION WILL FORM AT THE CHURCH. Interment with military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit Abe's Book of Memories at www.dunn-quigley.com to view or leave condolences.

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 12, 2021.
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May 15, 2021
He was a fine gentleman
A part of my life growing up in south Akron. Best pizzas ever bar none.
My prayers for the family.
Steve Schillinger
May 14, 2021
My mom was weaned from the bottle to Agilds' pizza, as was I (her son) back in the 80's. We've always loved his pizzas best and our hearts go out to the family for their loss. We will miss him, he has set an extraordinarily high standard for pizza which has never been matched in our eyes. Our heartfelt thanks to him and his family for serving us all these years. You will be missed Abe.
Devoted Customer
May 13, 2021
Condolences to his family. Gild’s had to the best pizza ever. Mr, Gild was a nice guy and made sure your pizza right.
Tonja Dunson
May 12, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Dunn-Quigley Funeral Homes
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