• GARY PHILIP McGIBBENY

GARY PHILIP McGIBBENY

Gary Philip McGibbeny of Point Place died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. McGibbeny (Smith), with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

Born on August 5, 1946 to James “Phil” and Ethel Mae McGibbeny in Toledo, Ohio, he attended Sherman Elementary and Parkland Elementary, and Macomber High School from 1961-1965, with a focus on drafting.

Gary married his sweetheart, Nancy Smith, on June 25, 1966, and then proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970, which included three tours in Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. John R. Craig DD885, as a machinist mate.

After his discharge from the Navy, Gary worked for Libbey Glass until January 1972, when he began working as an operator for the City of Toledo at Water Reclamation. He retired in 2000 after 34 years.

Gary and Nancy were members of the Placers Car Club and presently members of the Carptown Cruisers, where they enjoyed showing their 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, that has been owned since it was brand new. Gary was a life member of V.F.W. Post 3265, until it closed. He then transferred to Northwood V.F.W. Post 2984 as a life member. He also was a member of American Legion Post 110.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by three children, Christopher (Suzy), James (Nora) and Tania Jagodzinski (Brian); eight grandchildren, Frank Garza (Veronica), Amber Jagodzinski (AJ), Devon McGibbeny (Madison), Jacob McGibbeny (Brittany), Shawn Jagodzinski (Rachel), Troy McGibbeny, Kyle McGibbeny and Brianna Jagodzinski; five great-grandchildren, Frankie, Isabella and Ricky Garza, and James and Madilynn Jean McGibbeny, and canine babies, Jill and Jenny. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and a brother, William, who died at birth; also maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 26, at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit Street, Toledo. Funeral services took place on Thursday, February 27, at the funeral home, with Pastor Tim Rabara presiding, followed by interment with full military honors at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Our most sincere thank you goes to Sean Sullivan, Pastor Tim Rabara, Missy Mulligan, Sandy Wosha and Nicole Smith for their loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice. Please share condolences at hoeningfuneralhome.com.

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