Walter J. Gwyer Jr. 1933-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Walter “Jack” J. Gwyer Jr., 84, of Newton Falls, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

He was born July 28, 1933, in Monongahela, Pa., the son of Walter J. and Viola Greenawald Gwyer Sr.

Jack proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy.

On Sept. 26, 1969, in Warren, Jack and Cleo Merwin were joined in marriage.

Over the years, Jack worked as an electrician at Rockwell International and GATX and as a bus driver.

Jack was a member of Believer’s Church in Warren.

His hobbies included roller skating, golfing, fishing, camping and going to auctions. He was his grandchildren’s biggest fan as he attended and cheered them on at their sporting events. He enjoyed being around his family. He will be deeply missed by them all. Walter enjoyed and loved his beloved cat, Tabby.

Cherished memories of Jack will be carried on by his wife, Cleo of Newton Falls; son, Richard (Connie) Gwyer of Dover; daughters, Rita Reakes of Youngstown and Alysia (Paul) Shamrock of Mecca; sister, Rita Totta of Newton Falls; niece, Pam (Phil Sipka) Totta of Virginia; grandchildren, Edward (Shannon) Reakes, Zach (Sarah) Gwyer, Amber Gwyer, Dianna Gwyer, Autumn (Justin) Wellendorf, Shaun Shamrock and Alanna Shamrock; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Jack in death were his parents.

Private family calling hours and services will be held at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. Visit to send condolences.

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