Gerald Jerry E. Cain

February 3, 1925September 29, 2013

Gerald E. Cain, age 88 of North Canton, went home with the Lord to join his wife, June on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Bonnie Cain. Better known as “Jerry”, he was always the ‘life of the party’ and was a constant tease and loved by all of his friends and family. He was a member of Raymond Street Church of God and also a lay pastor himself. He was born on Feb. 3, 1925 and served in the Navy in WWII. The most important things in Jerry’s life were his family where you would find him joining in the fun and games with his nieces, nephews, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, especially at the infamous family reunions.

He is survived by his sons David and Bruce (Karen) Cain; sisters, ‘the girls,’ Betty (Kibler) and (Jack) Hawthorne of Lisbon, Evelyn and (John) Toalston of Minerva and Rosemarie and (Bill) Toalston of Salineville, OH; and daughter-in-law, Jeannie from Texas with whom he enjoyed daily conversations.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Cope officiating. Interment will be in North Canton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Home, 220 Applegrove Street NE, North Canton, Ohio 44720.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Linda McClain Diaz

October 6, 2013

We love you Uncle Gerald! Always so much fun and always so kind.

Laura Schultz

October 6, 2013

Uncle Gerald was a man who touched many lives. I always appreciated how he spoke at dad's funeral. Uncle Jerry really personalized the eulogy. David, Bruce & family, Gary & I are so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing your dad touched a lot of people.

Susan Joseph

October 3, 2013

I met Jerry when I worked at St. Luke Lutheran Community. He had the greatest smile and was such a pleasure to talk and joke with. May God comfort you all in your loss and may you find peace in knowing that he suffers no more.

Beth Shafer Hartong

October 2, 2013

I remember you dad and mom from when I was young. He would always play baseball with us when you were at your Uncle Franks. Sorry for your loss.

Rev. Randy & Wanda Shafer

October 2, 2013

"I have know Jerry for many years as a friend and mentor in the early years of my ministry. He presented me with a Bible at my ordination service by presenting it as like a wedding ceremony. He always had a smile on his face. He loved the Lord Jesus and his family very deeply and will be joined in heaven by the many people he led to Jesus. May God comfort family in friends by the assurance that He is in heaven today!"

Tony & Dee Dee Richards

October 2, 2013

We are sad to hear of Jerry's passing. We knew him from many yaers of attending church with him in Greentown. He was a lot of fun and a dedicated servant to God.

Anna Grim

October 2, 2013

Bruce and David, Sorry to hear of your dad passing. Me and my family will surely miss him. He was a great friend, and father for me and my siblings. He was always there for us. He will be truly missed. The greatest things is that he is with his June bug again. I loved him so much. Anna Grim and Family

Donna Lovelace

October 2, 2013

He wanted to help everyone he knew to know Christ Jesus as their Savior. He has many crowns to throw at the Kings feet. Sail high dear friend..

Nicole Harris-O:keefe

October 2, 2013

Jerry i will always remember you with great admiration, i miss hearing you singing behind me at church and you and my mom laughing you were such a great soul!

Brenda Henderson

October 2, 2013

David & Bruce, So sorry for your loss "Jerry" will truly be missed I have known him since I was 13 years old and he always was the life of the party. and always knew how to tease but when it came to seriousness he was all about it he was a kind and loving man that touched the hearts of everyone he came in contact with. I'm so glad I got to be a part of his life and June's and also got to take care of him at Saint Luke's. no more pain and suffering you have a new body and a set of wings see you again one day Jerry much love!!