Chad Wesley Gano

7 September , 197130 July , 2019
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Chad Wesley Gano, age 47, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

From his birth in Canton on Sept 7, 1971 to his death on Tuesday, he nourished people around him with love and support and shared his passions for cars to anyone he came in contact with.

He was everything to so many. His presence and loss can never be replaced, as he was truly one of a kind. He will be remembered as a bright, shining light to anyone and everyone that ever stepped foot in his dealership. You knew instantly that Thomas Classics was a labor of love, a place where he poured his blood sweat and tears and beamed with pride. He was a mentor to so many people he worked with. He attended Northwest High School and graduated from the University of Akron

He was the adoring husband to his wife Jill Marie Gano. The proud son of Connie and Clyde Gano, the eldest brother and role model to Ryan (Jessica), Allison, and Shannon, the gracious uncle to many loving nieces and nephews, the leader and “bawse” of his personal “dream team”; Allison, Mike, Zach, Ben, Brandon, Cindi and Billy.

The family will greet friends from 3-8pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Road NW, Canton. There will be a Mass in Chad’s honor at St. Francis De Sales, 4019 Manchester Road, Akron, on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11am.


  • Visitation Sunday, 4 August , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, 5 August , 2019


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Brenda & Mark Farrell

15 August 2019

Connie and heart aches for you...I am so so sorry for your loss. I am praying you and your family through your grief. God bless each of you. I haven’t known Chad since he was a boy, but I’ve heard he was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.

Mike Yeager

7 August 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Chad on several occasions. There was no doubt that he was proud of his dealership, and loved the car scene.

I remember him telling me about getting his wife a new SRT Jeep or whatever the latest cool toy was. He was a number in my cell phone that I didn't call or text often, but he always knew who I was and wanted to help in any way he could.

Godspeed and prayers to his friends and family.

Garrett Blaha

6 August 2019

Chad had an energy & glow that made everyone want to be around him.. Always doing something hilarious and fun that all could smile at. The love he had for his wife, his family and his friends was unmatched. Chad had so much knowledge in the car business but was always someone willing to learn.

He was a great guy and a great friend. I’ll miss our conversations talking about life and cars. I know he’s up in Heaven looking down on all those who he cared for.. We all know he’s driving the latest Lambo and has the most baller watch!

I’ll miss you dearly, my friend.

Garrett M. Blaha

Tom Robinson

6 August 2019

So sorry to read about the loss of Chad. Great guy.
He will be missed.

Tom Robinson and Diane Klein

Cyndi Martin Day

3 August 2019

We are both very shocked and saddened by the loss of Chad. He was a Amazing husband to our friend Jill . Everyone loved him and he will be missed everyday. God just gained another Great angel just way to soon. Loving thoughts and prayers. Tom & Cyndi Day

Kelly Hollingsworth

3 August 2019

My heart broke when I got the call... we are never prepared to hear the words.

I’m so sorry for your loss. Our loss. I truly hope your memories of Chad, his passion and his smile, carry you thru the days and weeks to come. There is an angel watching over you now.

You are all in my prayers.

Kathleen Fraser

3 August 2019

We are so full of sorrow for the sudden loss of your beautiful son Chad. I know Jessica, Ryan and all of your other children looked up to him and loved him dearly. No parent, brother, sister or wife should ever have to deal with this sudden, unexpected grief. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. Chad is your Heavenly Angel now and will continue to look out for all of you.
Kathy and Kerry Fraser and Family

Jeff Moneypenny

2 August 2019

Hi Allison,

I am very sorry for your loss !

Be strong for your whole family !

Take good care of yourself Allison !

Sincerely, Jeff Moneypenny ( Chad Immel's friend )
330-620-7400 ( PST )

Cindy Cic-Fribley

2 August 2019

Sending prayers to the entire Gano family. I know he will be missed.

Dennis & Angie Thomann

2 August 2019

My heart is broken for your whole family 💔 May God be with you all as you lay such a great man to rest.