May 1, 1933 – September 30, 2019
Walter Hyron Gyr Jr. passed away peacefully in Lodi, California on Monday September 30, 2019 at the age of 86. Walt is survived by his daughter Beth Gyr-Campigli, son Brad Gyr, son in law Greg Campigli, Grandchildren Jenna, Brandon Campigli and Cody Scantlen and great granddaughter Carlee Campigli. Walter was born on May 1, 1933 in Stockton California to the late Walter H. Gyr Sr. and Jennie F. Gyr. He was an only child but was very close with his cousins Joan, Cleo, and Frances. He married the love of his life, Joanne “Jojo” Tone in November of 1955 after being introduced by his basketball buddy and soon to be brother in law Paul Polk. After he and wife Jojo moved to the Linden area Walt began farming with his brother in law Paul and father in law Jack Tone “Bud”. He and Jojo adopted twins Brad and Beth 12 years after marriage. They loved them more than anything and were over the moon about having children in their loving home. His children remember him as a hardworking, loving father that wanted nothing but the best for them. Not only was Walt an accomplished farmer, he was an amazing welder and craftsman. ‘jack of all trades’, you name it he could build it or fix it. He was passionate about his work and family. They will forever remember him for his witty comebacks and sense of humor. A funeral is scheduled for Monday October 14th at 10 am at St. Michael’s Church in Stockton with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to ALS, Alzheimer's, or Optum Hospice. The family would like to thank the staff at Balance Assisted Living and personal caregivers Jose, Alyssa, and Jessica for their dedication and love.
- Memorial Service Monday, October 14, 2019
October 6, 2019
My condolences to you and yours Beth. Your father was a delight to care for. I will forever miss his shy smile. He and JoJo are together again and I pray this gives you all great comfort in this time of grief. His memory will be forever in mind and heart. God bless you all.