Richard Thomas Gargas

Richard Thomas Gargas age 82 of Jerusalem Township, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Hospice of Northwest Ohio- Perrysburg on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Rich was born to John and Virginia Gargas on January 18, 1939. He graduated from Macomber High School and began working as a welder for AP Parts. In 1959, Rich married his soulmate Nettie Poling, and they shared 54 years of marriage. Rich went through the Police Academy and served as a Patrolman on the Toledo Police Department until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and fun times at the Casino. He especially enjoyed taking his family out to dinner. He was a season ticket holder for the Cleveland Browns along with his son Rob and two of his grandsons. Rich loved his garden and vacationed at Marble Lake.

He is survived by his children Debbie (John) Christiansen, Shelly Gargas, Rich (Lisa) Gargas Jr., Rob (Michelle) Gargas, and Rhonda (Bob) Jackman; grandchildren Brenna (Scott) Reithmiller, Lorissa, and Shanna Christiansen, Chad (Lyndsy), Ryan (Samantha), Matt, and Tyler Gargas, Jennifer and Julia Jackman; brothers Ron (Becky Muehleman) Gargas and Tom (Amy) Gargas; and his couch partner and canine companion Jypsy. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nettie in 2014, and sister Mary Jane Kalucki.

Private services were held August 28th. Memorial contributions can be made to the TPD Patrolman’s Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.



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