Bernard Gary Joslin

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Bernard Gary Joslin

December 06, 1931 - November 03, 2018

Bernard Gary Joslin Bernard Gary Joslin, 86 of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.
Gary was born on December 6, 1931, in Conneaut, the son of Clair and Corinne (Mahoney) Joslin. He was a 1951 graduate of Conneaut High School. Following graduation Gary went on to serve his country in the Korean Conflict until he was honorably discharged. Gary then attended Ohio University.
Gary was an entrepreneur for most of his life while his wife Leah was busy raising their large family. Gary's independent spirit led him into several business opportunities including Lakeview Roller Rink and Dance Hall, Gary's Quick Stop, Western Southern Life Insurance, The Downtowner Motor Inn in Orlando, truck stops, auto dealerships and was well known for Snug Harbor as owner/operator for many years. Gary helped build the Conneaut Boat Club with his father Clair and helped dredge the lagoon at its present-day location. Gary loved to fly airplanes in his younger years, enjoyed riding motorcycles, automobiles, fishing and boating.
Gary was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, where he attended mass at both St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini. He volunteered his time to snowplow and any other projects the church needed. Family was very important to Gary, as he loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Hugh and Alan Joslin; and daughter-in-law Linda (Varckette) Joslin.
Gary is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leah A. (Gustafson) Joslin, whom he married, May 4, 1957; and their nine children: Deanna (Bruce) Fleischmann, Michael (Melanie) Joslin, Kimberly Landis (Scott Swail) Jill (Michael) Chiro, Shawn Joslin, Paul (Michelle) Joslin, Christopher Joslin (Jennifer Byrnes-Bosley), Dawn (J.J.) Eaton, and Thomas Joslin (Carly Clarke); 27 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Janis Robison; and many nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018, at CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH CENTER, 734 Mill St. Conneaut.
MASS OF THE CHRISTIAN BURIAL will follow at 6:00 p.m. on FRIDAY at ST. FRANCES CABRINI CHURCH, with Father Philip Miller and Father Raymond Thomas concelebrating.
A private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, with the American Legion Cowle Post #151 honor squad conducting military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made in Gary's name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004, or the Ashtabula County Veterans Service Commission, 1212 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Envelopes will be available at the Parish Center or Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St, Conneaut, Ohio.
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Friday November 09, 2018

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Corpus Christi Parish Center

734 Mill Street, Conneaut, OH, USA

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday November 09, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

St. Frances Cabrini Church

744 Mill Street, Conneaut, OH, USA


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Susan Raschke
Nov 08, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for Gary's family - my brother, John Wadley was a good friend of his.
Brent Freeman Family
Nov 07, 2018
Deeply saddened of this news!! Our Prayers go out to the Entire Joslin Family. Mr. Joslin was almost a father figure to me with all the time I spent with the Joslin family as I grew up a young man in Conneaut. Rest well Mr. Joslin and thank you for all you did for myself and my family!
Gerry and Linda Licate
Nov 06, 2018
Our sincere sympathy in your loss. May God Bless your family.
Mr.& Mrs. Joseph Rockwell sr.
Nov 06, 2018
Our condolences go out to the Joslin families during this difficult time. May God give you peace.