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Gary Childs Hall, born on Aug. 24, 1935, died Saturday, March 25th, at the David Simpson Hospice House of the Western Reserve. Gary was born in Conneaut, to Harold William Hall and Leota (Childs) Hall, and was an only child. In 1960 he married his wife of 56 years, Darlene.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene (Haulter) Hall; daughter, Kelly (Greg) Eippert; son, Jay (Angela) Hall; and six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Matthew, Allyson, Gino, Antonio and Adriana. He resided in Ashtabula for over 45 years, and moved to Mentor in July to be closer to his family.
Gary is an Army Veteran, and served between the years of 1955-58. He grew up in Conneaut, and was an avid athlete under coach Andrew Garcia at Conneaut High School. Gary loved reciting stories of Coach Garcia, who made a lifelong impression on him. He continued his education and athletic career at Kent State University playing Division I football, basketball and track. From there he went to the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago. His career path was inspired by his numerous sports injuries and he became motivated to help other people. He began his Chiropractic practice in Conneaut, but soon moved to Ashtabula, where he retired nearly 20 years ago.
Gary's most enjoyable hobby was playing golf. He coached Little League Baseball for several years while his son, Jay, played. He was also a member of the East Side Presbyterian Church, and served as an usher and deacon throughout his time there. He was a member of the 25th Masonic District Evergreen Lodge #222 in Conneaut. Gary had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh and tell stories. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Funeral service will be Saturday, April 1st,at 1:00p.m., at the East Side Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Dr., Ashtabula, with Rev. Kurt Walker officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville with American Legion Post #103 conducting military rites. Calling hours will be Saturday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation at 7151 N. Main St., Suite 2, Clarkston, Mich. 48346, or Hospice of the Western Reserve at 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Envelopes will be available at the funeral service.
The Ashtabula Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, is honored to serve the Gary Hall family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Published on  March 28, 2017
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