David John Gezzar Sr.

November 16, 1931November 27, 2012

David John Gezzar Sr. passed away November 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm to be at peace with the Lord. He was able to celebrate his 81st birthday on November 16th as well as Thanksgiving with family and friends.

David was a United States Marine Corps veteran that served in the Korean War. He worked for and eventually retired from Ford Motor Company as a tool and dye setter at the Walton Hills plant. At the same time, he worked with his father in-law; Joseph Criss in landscaping and then branched out on his own in 1959, naming his company “Dave Gezzar and Son Landscaping”, working with his family until the past spring when his heart began to fail.

David was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years Julia Gezzar and his son David Jr. (Martha) and daughter Michelle (Robert) Best, his grandchildren; David M. Gezzar, Rachel (Curtis) Ungerecht, Joseph (Elizabeth) Gezzar, Nathaniel and Alexander Best and Olivia Gezzar, and his great grandchildren; Lily Gezzar and Kyla and Owen French. He also leaves his brother Michael (Mary) Gezzar.

David will be missed by family and friends for his loving devotion and forever faithful ethics.

A memorial service will be held in David’s honor at 9 am Saturday December 1, at the CATAVOLOS FUNERAL HOME 3653 W. Market St. Fairlawn.

Inurnment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

David John Gezzar Sr.

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John Sdono

December 1, 2012

Dave Jr. and family, sorry we couldn't be there. You have our sincerest sympathy.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
John & Ann Sdono

Jeff and Patty Vandersall

December 1, 2012

Dave and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time of your loss. So many memories and great stories working with Dave and "Pops" on many long days. Blessings to you all. Jeff and Patty

December 1, 2012

Sorry for our loss of a great person, He put the fear of God in me if I didn't get the plow truck working.Bobbi and I wish to give our deepest condolences to Dave Gezzar family and the whole Gezzar Family.
Sorry we'd be there for the family if I could make it in time.
Heart felt loss,
Tom & Bobbi Kline

December 1, 2012

Dave and family, We are very sorry for your loss.

The Felber family

Harrison and Paulette Criss

December 1, 2012

So sorry for your loss,
sending deepest condolences

Myron Belvin

December 1, 2012

Uncle David, Rest in Peace

Joe & Shelly Criss & Family

December 1, 2012

Sorry for your loss.
Joe & Shelly Criss & Family

December 1, 2012

Michelle, Bob, Nathaniel and Alexander, so sorry for your loss. May God give you His strength through this time of sorrow. Love in Christ, Joyce,T, Stephen and Joanna

December 1, 2012

Aunt Judy, Michelle & Dave,Jr.,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your families at this time.

December 1, 2012

Dear Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all even though we can't be there at this time. He can now rest in peace.
Dad and Mom Schmidt