Clarence "Gus" Vargo, Jr.

1940 - 2019

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Clarence "Gus" Vargo, Jr., 79, of Findlay, passed away at 8:51am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1940, in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Clarence L., Sr. and Lillian M. (Toth) Vargo. Gus is survived by the loving mother of their children, Deanna (Riley) Vargo; his sons: Jeffrey K. (Susanne) Moore of Clarksville, TN, and Gus (Jenn) Vargo of St. Louis, MO; his daughters: Leigh (Jim) Beidelschies of McCutchenville, OH, Jeanne Girdler of Taylor Mill, KY, and Linnea Vargo of Northwood, OH; his sister, Sandra (Steve) Kinley of MI; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Steve and Patrick Vargo; and his sister, Mary Vargo. Gus retired from Whirlpool as a Plastics Engineer. He was a faithful member of the American Legion Post 3, Moose Lodge 698 and the V.F.W. Gus will forever be known as the eternal optimist, a loyal friend who never met a stranger, and a proud resident of Findlay, Ohio. He was extremely devoted to his family and was a proud grandpa. Visitation will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. A luncheon in Gus's honor will be held at the American Legion Post 3, immediately following the visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 3 Canteen, Findlay. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, October 12th 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Visitation:

    Saturday, October 12th 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    American Legion Post #3 Canteen - Vargo
    For Online Donations, please select above link.
    120 W. Front St.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

    A luncheon in Gus's honor will be held at the American Legion Post 3, immediately following the visitation.



Condolences For Clarence "Gus" Vargo, Jr.

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To : Gus Vargo Family
Date :Wednesday, October 9th 2019
From : Jack Glick
The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory.
Jack--Whirlpool Family




To : Vargo Family
Date :Wednesday, October 9th 2019
From : Cindy Martin
We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to all of you our extended family. Gus will be a part of our prayers from now on. Wishing you all peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. ... Words cannot express our sorrow. We love you all and loved Gus dearly. May he Rest In Peace! Cindy and Karen



To : Everyone
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Kim Ray
My heartfelt condolences to everyone, Gus was a amazing man I was blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing him.
My heartfelt sympathy to his loved one's and friend's.
Love and prayers to his family!!



To : Family and friends of Gus Vargo
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Dianne Huggie Bordoh
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Gus was an amazing man. He was always kind and respectful.
I knew him through Whirlpool. He always greeted everyone with a smile.
He will be missed.



To : Deanna and Family
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Neil Schaller
I really enjoyed golfing with Deanna, Gus, Tail, and Charlie. Gus used to chortle when I would put one on the green, thinking I had the hole locked, and he would chip one from fifty yards to tap in range with an 8-iron.
Gus was a slow walkin', smooth talkin' kinda guy, and I will miss him dearly. Stumper



To : Deanna Dennie Gussie HD Nea Punkin Sis and Jeff
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Rose and Rebecca
Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved dad, Gus. We are saddened to learn he has moved on, but will Keep him in our hearts and remember him him fondly for his kind and generous spirit. Sending healing prayers of comfort and peace to all of you at this very difficult time.



To : Deanna and Family
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Terri Patchin-Mills
I am very sad to hear of Gus' passing. It's been many years since I've seen him. But know I always liked him. Please accept my condolences on your loss.



To : Linnea Vargo
Date :Saturday, October 12th 2019
From : Cathi Haley
So Sorry to hear about Gus. I worked with him years ago at Whirlpool. I met you when you worked on the range line. Gus always made work fun & interesting. His strut & swagger always brought a smile to my face. He was a good man & I know you will miss him. He always was so proud of you. I am still in Plastics at Whirlpool & those that remember him, remember him fondly. Cathi Haley



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