Robert J. "Fish" Gazarek

1945 - 2019

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Robert J. "Fish" Gazarek, 74, of North Baltimore, passed away at 2:30am on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at his residence. He was born on January 12, 1945 in Detroit, MI to the late Frank J. and Marian (Stefanka) Maco. He married Patti Gazarek and she survives. Fish is also survived by his sons: Tony Gazarek of Naples, FL, and Randy (Amber) Gazarek of Lambertville, MI; his brothers: Joe Gazarek, John Gazarek, and Tom Gazarek, all of North Baltimore; his grandchildren: Justin Gazarek, Haley (Tim) Sunshine, and Brody Gazarek; his great-grandchildren: Carmen Gazarek, and Cali Sunshine (due in December); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive father, Joseph Gazarek; and his sisters: Carol Gazarek, and Joanne Britton. Fish was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was a lifetime member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. He retired from Crestline Paving and Excavating in Toledo, and was a member of the Operator's Local 18. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father Art Niewiadomski, Celebrant. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, November 21 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where the Rosary will be said at 7:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Thursday, November 21st 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, November 22nd 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Holy Family Catholic Church [Map]
    115 E. Cherry St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Final Resting Place:

    New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio

  • Contributions:

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To : The Gazarek
Date :Tuesday, November 19th 2019
From : Susan Zeigler
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.



To : The Gazarek Family
Date :Tuesday, November 19th 2019
From : Mike and Nancy Roach
We are so sorry for your loss and we are praying for all of you.



To : The Gazarek Family
Date :Tuesday, November 19th 2019
From : Lori Benton
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace.



To : The Gazarek Family
Date :Wednesday, November 20th 2019
From : Lynn Steinmiller
Matt and family,
I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your uncle. I'm sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Love Lynn



To : Gazarek Family
Date :Wednesday, November 20th 2019
From : Kathleen and George Sabback
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our prayers are with you. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.



To : Gazarek family
Date :Thursday, November 21st 2019
From : Rick and Tonya Emahiser
Thinking of you and wishing you all moments of peace and comfort.



To : The Family Of Robert Gazarek
Date :Thursday, November 21st 2019
From : Anne Gary Eishen
You have our deepest sympathy, and thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.



To : Gazarek Family
Date :Sunday, November 24th 2019
From : Greg Wells
I just learned today about Fish passing. I pass my sincere sympathy to all of you. He made a great impression on me and all of my friends. It was a hot deal when he let you take a ride with him in the 64 Chevy. Your a strong family, stay strong as he would wish.
Greg



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