David Gaede, Jr.

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August 8, 2010

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Saturday, August 14, 2010 10 a.m. at Central College Presbyterian Church


David J. Gaede, Jr., age 62, of Westerville, OH. Passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 after battling esophageal cancer for nearly four months. Born August 19, 1947 in North Ridgeville, OH to the late David and Elsie (Robishaw) Gaede, Sr. Regional and National sales manager for R.W. Beckett Co. of North Ridgeville and Liberty Pumps of Bergen, NY, as well as sales agent for plumbing and pipe companies serving Ohio and surrounding states. Graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Journalism in 1973 and worked for the Lorain
Journal and served as publisher of North Ridgeville Light. He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He participated in various community theatre productions and an active member of Central College Presbyterian Church. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Teri (Elwell) Gaede; children, Jessica Susan (Christopher) Gullace of Dublin, OH and Jeremy David Gaede at home and Jeremy’s special friend, Mary Fetherolf; sisters, Marjorie (Thomas) Sigsworth of Oberlin, OH, Marilyn (Donald) Bayer of Seminole, FL, Patricia Birmingham of Oberlin and Carolyn Sue (Samuel) Gaede Bauer of Broadway, VA; in laws, Thomas and LaVera Elwell, Sr., Thomas (Vicky) Elwell, Patrick LaVeck, Sr., Michael (Donna) Elwell, James (Karen) Elwell and Lynn (Zack) Wilhelm, all of the Lorain-Amherst area, and Timothy Elwell of Dublin, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Preceded in death by parents, brother-in-law, John Birmingham, sister-in-law, Colleen LaVeck. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Friday 6-8 p.m.. Service will be held at Central College Presbyterin Church, 975 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville, Saturday at 10 a.m., Rev. David Redding, officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the David J. Gaede Donation Fund at Key Bank, 33 N. Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081.


Ralph and Sandra Perron - Aug 14, 2010

Dear Teri,Jessica,Christopher,Jeremy,and Mary,
We were so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing.
When we think of him we remember his vibrant
life and great sense of humor.You are in our
thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.Ralph and Sandra Perron

Perron Family - Aug 13, 2010

Teri,jessica & Jeremy…We all give you our condolences for the loss of your loved one. We will keep you in our prayers. your cousins…Peter, Paula, Perry, Pennie, Pam and Uncle Pete and Aunt Mary Ann.

Marian Jacobs - Aug 12, 2010

Peace and prayers from Marian.

Scott Henderson - Aug 11, 2010

Teri, I was sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He will be greatly missed
Scott Henderson

Evelyn Olson - Aug 11, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s grace and love get you and your family through an extremely rough time.
You and your family will be in my prayers.
Take care,
Evelyn Olson

Heidi Snow - Aug 11, 2010

My heart is heavy today as I learned of Dave’s passing. Having the unique opportunity to work with Dave and Teri on the Westerville play. He still called me Mrs Nixdorff every time he saw me. His smile and general jovial nature will never be forgotten.
I wish there was a magic wand to take away your pain. But know that your memories will envelope you and warm you. My prayers are with you.

Carla Madigan - Aug 10, 2010

Dear Jessica and Family,
There are no words to describe your pain and the loss of your dad’s physical presence in your lives. But his love and the many memories you have gathered in your minds and hearts over the years will blanket you and protect you in your saddest moments to comfort you and carry you forward to brighter days.

Tom and Dianne Hayman - Aug 10, 2010

Teri and family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of David. He will be greatly missed by all choir members and his church family. His wit was enjoyed in the bass section plus his vocal support that we always needed.

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