Daniel Gelet 1929-2018

CHAMPION — Daniel Gelet, at the age of 89, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away from this life into life everlasting Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

He was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Wyano, Pa., the son of the late Thomas and Julia Binciak Gelet.

He joined the then-Army Air Corps and served for three years stateside and overseas. Upon his return, he married Carol Ponebshek and moved his family to Ohio in 1954. There he worked for 38 years at Packard Electric before retiring in 1992. Dan enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards with his family and watching his favorite Pittsburgh and Cleveland sports teams, especially the Steelers.

He was of the Catholic faith and a member of SNPJ Lodge 321.

He loved and cared for his family his whole life and leaves to carry on his loving memory, his daughter, Denise (Loyd) Cerny and son, Daniel (Murph) Gelet; his beloved grandchildren, Jason (Raeanne) Cerny, Eric Cerny, Tori (Paul) Thompson, Katey (Tony) DellaMaggiore and Daniel Gelet; his great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brennah Cerny, Rosemary and Leonardo DellaMaggiore and Jackson Thompson, who all brought such joy to his life. He also is survived by his former wife, Nancy Kovach; and leaves to honor his memory his stepdaughter, Kim Flynn, and her children, Adam Gregory and Ashley Bickel; and grandson, Tristram Rush.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Gelet; his parents; and eight siblings, Mary, Eva, Julia, Charles, John, Andy, Dick and Harry; and longtime friend and companion, Fran Giaurtis.

Family and friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483, and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. William Church with the Rev. Michael D. Balash officiating. Burial will be in Champion Township Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Gelet family.

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