John M. Gerstner

November 28, 1927 - July 19, 2010
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John M. Gerstner, age 82, of Lima died 1:05 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2010 in The Ridge at Shawnee.

He was born November 28, 1927 in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta, to Joseph J. and Marie (Gahrlich) Gerstner. Both parents are deceased. On April 20, 1949 he married Helen E. Moyer who survives.

Mr. Gerstner was a store manager for 35 years for Pangle’s Master Markets and was a customer sales and service representative for Moulton Gas for 15 years.

He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church were he was an usher and a greeter. He was a 48 year member of the Cridersville Lions Club, had been a Volunteer at St. Rita’s Medical Center Same Day Surgery Unite for 10 years, had been a Junior Achievement Advisor, Co-Chairman for the Grocery Industry for United Way and was an honorary Girl Scout.

Additional survivors include 1 son, Matt (Kim) Gerstner of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 daughter, Jaye (Ross) McCain of Lima, 3 grandchildren, Josh (Jen) Gerstner of Cincinnati, Ohio, Zack (Lindsey) McCain of Lima and Stephanie Gerstner of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2 great grandchildren, Aiden McCain and Austin McCain, 1 brother, Norman (Kate) Gerstner of Wapakoneta, 2 sisters, Dorothy Pfenning of St. Mary’s and Joanie Hansard of Vandalia, Ohio, 1 brother-in-law, Jack Driscoll of Toledo, Ohio and 1 sister-in-law, Mary Gerstner of Wapakoneta, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Roland Gerstner and Robert Gerstner and 2 sisters, Jane Titus and Alice Driscoll.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010 in St. Charles Catholic Church. Private graveside services will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta.

The family will receive friends at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. The Rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Rita’s Hospice Program, the St. Charles Endowment Fund or the Cridersville Lions Club.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time: 3:45 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time: 11:00 am

St. Charles Catholic Church


2200 West Elm Street, Lima, OH, 45804

Cemetery Information

St. Joseph Cemetery


, Wapakoneta, OH, 45895

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Born: November 28, 1927
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