This is how I will remember her - having fun at a big Italian wedding surrounded by people who love each other. I will miss you and I will never forget our conversations.
Diane Barry Alan Shannon
We are heartbroken. The Gurto Family has lost its youngest “Senior” and has another Angel to watch over us. We will always remember Aunt Gayle’s smile and her laugh, her positive outlook no matter what health challenges she was facing, and her love and kindness she shared with all of us. She was a very special Aunt and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Aunt Gayle was so loved by the Gurto Family and will be greatly missed. She will always have a special place in our hearts.
Aunt Gayle was the most positive and loving person one could ever meet. We share in this deep grief with Uncle Pat and Sherry. Our family has again been diminished but our love and memories of Aunt Gayle never will. Rest in Peace.
I am so deeply saddened by the loss of my beautiful Aunt Gayle She always had a smile on her face no matter what she was going through I will cherish all of my memories of her
Gayle E. Gurto, age 74, of Conneaut, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.Gayle was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Conneaut, the daughter of James and Esther (Hordesky) Edwards.After graduating from Conneaut High School, Gayle went on to work in Girard, Pa., where she assembled pool tables. She also worked at the former Icy's Ice Cream in East Conneaut and the former Premix Corporation.Pat and Gayle were also co-owner/operators of "The Pizza Shop" with Tony and Ellen Gurto, and later was owner/operator of Sportswear Unlimited. Gayle retired from the Conneaut Police Department as an emergency dispatcher, after 30 years of dedicated service.Gayle was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose - Chapter 86. Gayle enjoyed listening to music, watching her hummingbirds in the backyard and attending the annual Gurto Family Reunions. She loved cooking for her family and especially cherished all the family gatherings and holidays at her house. Gayle was also an avid Cleveland Cavaliers fan.Gayle was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Twila Sheldon; and brother, Thomas Edwards.Gayle is survived by her husband of 54 years, Pat Gurto, whom she married July 7, 1962, at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Conneaut; daughter, Sherry Clancy (John Nyman) of Conneaut; two grandsons, Karl Clancy and Kyle (Lindsey) Clancy; great-grandson Elliot Clancy; and great-grand dog Mia, all of Conneaut. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.At Gayle's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut, where arrangements are being handled.
Lorraine Smith Gurto
July 19, 1938 - July 11, 2017Age 78Lorraine died from uretal and renal carcinoma
Lorraine Gurto - Obituary
Lorraine A. Gurto age 78 died at her home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with her family by her side.Lorraine was born on July 19, 1938 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of Howard and Edna (Dziedz) Smith. She attended Conneaut High School and was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. Lorraine was employed at Premix Corp. and then General Aluminum in production until her retirement in 2004.Lorraine enjoyed playing bingo and puzzle books. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. Lorraine especially loved traveling to Florida to visit her family and Australia to spend time with her son, Joe and his family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph Gurto in 2003 and her son Vincent in 1968.Lorraine is survived by her daughter Brandy Ulrich of West Springfield, sons Joseph (Frances) Gurto, Jr. of Australia, Michael Gurto (Hector Rodriguez) of Arizona, Anthony Gurto of Conneaut, Mark (Brigette Hunt) Gurto of Conneaut and Nicholas (Shannon) Gurto of Conneaut, one brother, Bill (Debbie) Smith of Buffalo, one sister, Diane Arroyo of Boca Raton, 19 grandchildren, Jeremy, Timothy, Dominic, Samantha, Rocky, Kristen, Corey, Jodi Rae, Ricky Dean, Jesse, Anthony,Jr., Vincent, Ellisia, Kimbralee, Nick, Jr., Mara, Jordyn, Christopher, and Shawn, 10 great grandchildren, Mary Rose, Landon, Madeline, Emilee, Stella, Clarissa, Lilliana, Marcus, Paisley, VeronicaMass of the Christian Burial will be held Monday July 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut with Fr. Philip Miller of Corpus Christi Parish officiating.Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made in Lorraine’s memory to her family. Envelopes will be available at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut where arrangements are being handled.
Nadine Gurto My condolences to you and yoursRoy L Coxon You have my deepest sympathy Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Rachel Miller So sorry Joe. She will be missed deeply ❤️Sandra Kay Peterson Deepest sympathies from us Joe.Michele Gurto Fond memories of my Aunt Lorraine. She always would visit my parents when she was in PBC. That meant so much to them. Hugs to you all. RIP sweet Lorraine.Courtney Bliss Lombardi So sorry for your family. She will be missed!! ❤️Robbie Harkabus Prayers for your Mom, and family .Sherry Gurto Clancy So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers ��and hugs❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Rita Ruccolo Jennings So sorry for the loss of your Mother. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.❤Diane Thomas Bliss Hugging you all right now����RIP Aunt LorraineToni Lynne Loveland Oh wow, I am so very sorry, she was and always will be a very big part of my family , having aided in saving my grandson's life . May she rest in heavenDavid Young Our thoughts are with you and your family Joe. So sorry to hear.Rebecca Byrd Jackson Sorry to hear about your Mom may God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.Louise Gustafson So sorry for your family. Rest in peace my dear friend..I will always remember the great times we had when our kids were little...such wonderful memories....you will be missed ♡Jill Mo Prayers to the Gurto family. She will be missed.Norm Noullet Sorry to hear this Joe. My condolences to you and yours.Flavio Iacurti Sentite Condoglianze Joe.See TranslationPalpasa Shrestha My heartfelt condolences to you n your entire family Joe...... May her soul rest in eternal peace✨����Stacy Conway My condolences to you and your family. Mom also gives her condolences and love.Sharen Waldoch So sorry Joe. She is out of the pain and with your Dad. Extending my sympathy to your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Peace.Debra Quartly-Newman so sorry to hear , my dear condolence to you & all your family members xxMeryl Taylor Sad honey blessingsDana Raisian So very sorry about your mom....Aunt Lorraine will truly be missed. Love and hugs!Gail Cooper Oh no. Im so sorry to hear the sad news Joe. I hope u were with her to say goodbye. My thoughts are with you and all you family.Joanna Yuras I'm so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers,Belinda Aiken SO very sorry to have heard this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ��Gayle Marano-Brown Oh, Joe, I'm so sorry. My heart hurts for you. We love our mamas forever. Sending hugs and love...����Vincent T Gildone I am sorry for your loss and hope you and your family will find peace. Godspeed to your mom.Donna Marie Iarocci Nelson May She Rest In Eternal PeaceDonna Thomas So sorry Joe !!! My deepest sympathies to the whole family. Rip Aunt Lorraine!! She will be missed hugely !! God bless.....❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤John Frishkorn Sorry for your loss Joe. Prayers for you and family.Barbara Dowdell Sorry for your loss Joe . Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. ��Christina Allee Fournier Joe, I'm so sorry for your loss. God's peace be with you.Laura Dean Prayers to the family....Such a beautiful soul...and a good friend. She will be missed immensely. It is a sad day....Linda Buntenbach Barber I am so sorry. Sending condolences to you and your family ��������Debi Warren Ferguson Joe,Words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of your Mom.Love and prayers for you and your family.Darrell Peterson On so sorry Joe my thoughts and prayers are with your family love you guys!Debbie Nappi Russo Joe, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family. We will keep your family and your Mom in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie & RoccoBeverly Gestwicki So sorry to hear,may she rest in peaceMichele Tessmer Powell · 4 mutual friendsSo sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers to your family.Kathleen Flanigan Lynch Very sad to hear Joe, you and your family are in our prayers.Jiten Lal Sorry to hear JoeTake careHeather Kantola So sorry for your loss. May you and your family find comfort in God's grace.Sheila Schneider Love and prayers to all of you.��❤️Donna Boster Prekler So sorry for your loss ❤️Patricia Macaro Norris Oh Joey I am so sorry to hear this . She was a very special and loving person to all . My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family . ❤️ I love you my dear friend .Stephen Hallquist So sorry Joe. May God's peace and blessings shroud you and your family.MaryJean Copeland So so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you had some time to spend with her. Prayers for you and your family...Love you!Alan Vorse I actually got to know Aunt Lorraine better through Facebook as we shared similar views on music and politics. She was a hoot and will be missed. Condolences from Minnesota Vorses.Greg Dowdell Sorry to hear JoeDiane Sayles-Davis So sorry, she was a great lady.Janice White So sorry for your loss ��❤️��Mary Plosila Griswold Much sympathy to you and your family.Brenda Fields So sorry, she was a wonderful woman, I will keep you all in my prayers.Rosario Bombazza Iacurti Sentite condoglianzeSee TranslationTom Lengyel So sorry for your loss, Joe.Kim Anglebrandt very sorry to hear this. please let us know the arrangementsJaniece Picard Bennett Oh, Joe I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.David Fields An easy passing is priceless. I hat to see people suffering before they die.Dorothy Luce so sorry honey ; pray go out to the family ;Pauline Herdsman Very sorry to hear of your loss Joe. All our best to you and the rest of the family - keep strong Joe!Pamm Penniman Daggett I am so sorry for your loss.Virginia Ranta Damsell So sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. My deepest heartfelt condolences got out to you and all the family.Renae Johnston-Tisdale I was so saddened to hear of your mom passing. She had a great heart, dry sense of humor and contagious laugh. May God give you and the family peace knowing she's no longer in pain.Cathy Carlson KlemencicLinda Latva I am so very sorry to hear that, Joe. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.Jack Moneypenny Big hugs to you. She was a great mom to us.Molly Shaw Arroyo Omg! I am so very sad to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with and for you all.Maryann Gestwicki My condolences!! I just heard from my mom.Pam Moneypenny Miller Our love and sympathies to your family. Let us know if we can do anything!!Are you still in town?Joe Gurto I am. Michael's notJim Speer Joe, sorry to hear about your mom....Kathy Mills So very sorry for your loss will keep you and your family in my prayersRoger Adams Sorry for your loss.Karen Sayles So sorry for your loss your mom was a great person! Sending prayers and strength to the family.John Mucci Our deepest sympathy John Mucci & FamilyBarb Johnson Gurto So sorry for your loss!! Sending prayers!!Thomasina Smith I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending my prayers and sympathy.Patty Anderson Prayers for you and your family. Joe.Brenda Moneypenny Ward Love to allHenry Quartullo We are sorry for your lossSue Williams Thinking of you and your family joe.Randall Jensen Sorry to hear Joe, my condolences.Sarah Finlaw Norris It's always hard to part from such a loved one. Condolences to your whole family.Sharon Dreise Deepest sympathy to you at this sad time.Mukti Rijal Rest in peaceBarbara Brooks Wilburn so sorry for your lossJeff Adams So sorry for your loss Joe. Your mother was a wonderful lady. She will be missed.Amy Greenshields Condolences to you and your family Joe xPatricia Khoury Hadchiti Sorry for your loss Joe. May she rest in peaceSteve Baldwin So sorry to hear about your Mum Joe..deepest sympathies to you and your familyJennie L. Chicatelli Sorry to hear this Joe. Sending my sympathy and prayers for you and your family.Lynne Geary So sorry JoeOur thought and prayers are with you all. XxxBec Tham So very sorry for your loss. Lots and prayers and well wishes to you and your family.Frances Gurto RIP dearest Lorraine xxxMatty Emm Sorry to hear JoeVicki Lodge So sorry for your loss Joe. Thinking of you and your familyBalo Changezi May her soul rest in peace.Mary Marano So sorry Joe, RIP Lorraine.Howard Cosner I am so very sorry for your loss! My deepest sympathy. She was a real good friend of my mom and dadKevin Conway deepest sympathies Joe rest in peaceThomas Burden Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Thomas and EileenAnn Koman Anderson So sorry for your loss.Falvo Giovanni May she rest in eternal peace. My sincerest condolences to you Joe and your family.Makam Shiva Sorry to hear Joe, prayers for you and your family..Luisa Iacurti Le mie più care e sentite condoglianze. Mi dispiace tantissimo .See TranslationPathak Manju Rest in peaceKen Rood So sorry Joe. Prayers for you and familyMarcia Raines Richards I'm so sorry for your loss!Irene Schellack Sorry for your loss glad you were with herStephanie Frith Warm regards and our sympathy for your lossSudip Shrestha Sorry to hear Joe Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May she rest in peace.Bibhu Thapaliya Sorry for your loss Joe Gurto RIP������Jim Laine So sorry to hear Joe.Tina Blotis Sending you lots of love joe xNancy Shafer I'm so sorry Joe, for you and your family. You will all be in our prayers.Tony A J Dreise That's very sad news Joe. Sincere condolences..Ann Sumner So sorry for your loss.Phillip Tawagi So sorry for your loss Joe. You are in our thoughtsFaye Kazimer Joey so sorry for your loss. Aunt Lorraine will be another guardian angels watching over us. She will sadly be missed. We will cherish all the fond memories and conversations we had. RiP Aunt Lorraine.Faye Kazimer Beautiful picture.Glo MucciLou Tooky Todaro Sorry for your loss.Julie Hawkins So sad. We're thinking of you and your family.Pam Pinney So sorry for your lost. You are in my thoughts and prayersDee Dee I'm so sorry to hear Joe, my condolences to you and your family, may she be at peace, my prayers are with you all in this difficult time ❤️����Liz Curvey Sending our deepest condolences.Jim Oatman I'm so sorry, Joe.Chandra Pathak Sorry for the loss.May departed soul Rest in peace.Karen Knauff So sorry for your loss Joe, she was a very nice and classy lady !!!!Connie Gregory So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Olli Murs So sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and your familyBK Surya Kanta Pathak so sorry for your loss joy brother .Nadia Bee So sorry for your loss Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time xxxStephanie Haywood Schneider So sorry for your loss! �� hugs and prayers you and your family! ��Jeannie Reynolds Joe, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. May God bless and comfort you and your family at this difficult time.����Kaz Garrard Sorry for your loss Joe thinking of you and your family at this sad time.Dena Capela Joe I'm so sorry to hear of her passing, my prayers for you and your familh!Ellen Letsios So sorry to hear , my condolences to you and your familyDavid Ennis Hi Joe , we are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts are with you. Take Kate Boehm Jerome Thoughts and prayers, Joe.Peggy Bliss Schipske So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We have great memories of her visits to south Florida and the fun times we shared.Nik Tolly So sorry for your lossMy condolences to you and your family xoKat Watagi Very sorry to read this news. Hope you will be ok. It was lovely to meet your mum. Glad we did.Alison Rooke So sad Joe. Our thoughts are with you.Doriana Iacurti Sentite condoglianzeSee TranslationDaniela Iacurti Le mie più sentite condoglianze. ��Un abbraccio.��See TranslationBeverly Ruccolo Drummond So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Lorraine was a special lady, neighbor and friend and will be missed by many. May you forever cherish the memory of your dear loved one. Be open to God as He leadsyou into New hope and peace for yourself. Hugs!Linda McGhee so sorry Joe you and yours are in our prayers.Debbie Zeigler Nickels Sorry for your loss!!!Kelly Koscso So sorry, Joey. We are thinking of all of you and our great memories of Aunt Lorraine. ❤️Karen Coscarella Maciel God has given her wings Joe. All is well.Roy L Coxon My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe.Mary Chan I am so sorry for your loss Joe, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending prayers to your familyMary Milord Joe, our sincerest condolences to you and your family. She was a lovely woman. ❤️����Candy Benson Johnson So sorry to hear that, Joe. My thoughts are with you.Beverly Gestwicki Beautiful picture of your mom.she was a beautiful person
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Frank Peter Gurto Jr.
March 19, 1958 - June 24, 2020Age 62Frank died from heart failure
Frank Gurto - Obituary
Frank P Gurto, aged 62 of Lima, passed away June 24, 2020 at his residence. He was born March 19, 1958 in Conneaut Ohio to Frank Gurto and Alice C. (Wintringham) Gurto. His mother survives in Conneaut. He married Nadine DiStefano on April 18, 2010 and she survives in Lima.Frank enjoyed making chain-mail jewelry, visiting flea-markets and yard sales and making his wife’s crazy ideas come to life. He enjoyed music of all kinds but loved classic, heavy metal and alternative rock.Additional survivors include his children: Joshua Gurto of Jefferson OH and Justin Gurto of Ashtabula OH; stepchildren: Andrew Distefano of St. Petersburg FLA and Monica DiStefano of Lima OH; Siblings Kim (Gary) Anglebrandt of Croswell MI, Darrell Peterson of Conneaut OH, Darwin (Arnesta) Gurto of Pierpont OH, Nanette (John) Sumner of West Springfield PA, James (Eunice) Hogle of Conneaut OH, and Jill Ellis of Pierpont OH. He is survived by 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father Frank and two children: Rose (Mike) Best and Adriel Gurto.
January 6, 1938 - November 28, 2020Age 82Pat had cancer
Pat Gurto age 82 of Conneaut died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at UH Geauga Medical Center.
Pat was born on January 6, 1938 in Conneaut the son of Peter and Mary (Del Vecchio) Gurto. He was a 1957 graduate of Conneaut High School and went on to serve is country in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in 1964. He worked at the former Allied Resinous Products, Emco Wheaton and retired from General Aluminum as a maintenance supervisor. Pat and his wife Gayle were also co-owner/operators of The Pizza Shop with Tony and Ellen Gurto and later owned and operated Sportswear Unlimited.
Pat enjoyed building and working on stock cars in his garage and “the Day Street race car garage”. He raced and won in his sportsman division race car #1 “Gayle’s Little Red Wagon” at Raceway 7 for several years. Pat loved doing yardwork, riding his lawn mower, and making his yard look perfect, he was honored when he won the Project Pride Award in 2007. Pat and Gayle enjoyed traveling with Dick and Lori McLauglin. Pat and Gayle traveled with their daughter Sherry and grandsons Kyle and Karl to Twinsburg for the Twins Day Festival and the Daytona 500. Pat was a member of the American Legion Cowle Post 151 and Conneaut Moose Lodge 472.
Pat was very proud of his Italian family, food and the annual Gurto Family Reunions.
Pat especially loved his great grandchildren Elliot and Aria and taking them for rides in his truck and spoiling them.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 54 years Gayle (Edwards) Gurto in 2017, brothers James, Christy, Anthony, Joseph and Frank Gurto, sisters Rose Speer, Mary Moneypenny, Susie Petrovski, Florence Lewis and two sisters in infancy Filomini and Maria Gurto.
Pat is survived by his daughter Sherry Clancy and John Nyman, grandchildren Kyle and Lindsey Clancy, Karl and Alexis Clancy, great grandchildren Elliot and Aria Clancy all of Conneaut, sister in law BAnn Gurto of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut. Due to COVID-19 masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut where the American Legion Honor Squad will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be made to Feed our Vets, c/o Conneaut American Legion, 272 Broad Street, Conneaut, Attention Larry Latva. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Huang and the chemo nurses at UH Seidman Cancer Center UH Geauga Medical Center for the care and compassion given to Pat.
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October 29, 1926 - October 21, 2021Age 94B-Ann slipped away peacefully
Age 94, a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2021 in Mount Pleasant, SC. The greatest job of her life was being a full-time, loving mother and homemaker. Her homemade desserts, sweets, and her Christmas hardtack candy were legendary and enjoyed by many throughout the years. “Bea” was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Wexford, PA for more than 50 years. She was a member of Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society, Norwood Harrington #356 Order of the Eastern Star, and Great Crossings Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). A dedicated volunteer and member of the Pine Passavant Auxiliary as well as a member of the board affiliated with UPMC Passavant. “BAnn”, as she was known to her family, was the powerful matriarch of four generations.Her first and greatest love was Jim, to whom she was married to for 60 wonderful years. They were each other’s strength, traveled extensively together, and were partners in everything they did. Her spirited personality and passion for life made her an infectious person to be around and she left a lasting impression on everyone she encountered. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Burford of Greensburg; Janice White (David) of Bellingham, WA, and Patricia Kolling Rice (Stephen) of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Loving grandmother of Daniel (Kendra) and David Burford, Amanda Purdie, and Kelley and Jennifer Kolling. Great-grandmother of Grant, Ella, and Sawyer Bea Burford. Sister of John W. Hyde (Ruth) of New York and Charles P. Hyde of Maryland. The family will welcome friends from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 28 the at George Thoma Funeral Home, 10418 Perry Hwy Wexford, PA 15090. The service will be held immediately following the visitation at 5:00pm at Salem United Methodist Church, 350 Manor Road Wexford, PA 15090. Interment will be on Friday, October 29th at 10:00am in Pinewood Memorial Gardens, 20950 US 19 Cranberry Twp, PA 16066. Contributions may be made to: Salem United Methodist Church (address above) or Point Hope United Methodist Church, 3404 Turgot Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466