POLAND - Carl F. Gehringer Jr., 62, passed away peacefully at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.14, 2012, at Hospice House following a three-year battle with cancer.
He was born June 15, 1950, in Warren, the son of Carl and Gisela Schuster Gehringer Sr.
Throughout his childhood, he was active with the Boy Scouts and in soap box derby racing.
He was a 1968 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and The Ohio State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business and economics.
For 23 years, he was a licensed financial adviser, life insurance agent and traded securities for the American Express Company. Later in life, he was a skillful self-employed contractor who loved the challenge of fixing anything.
Carl loved the outdoors and enjoyed baseball, bowling, boating, water and snow skiing, four-wheeling in the mountains, camping, fishing, golfing and target shooting. For many years, he was a member of Fur and Feathers Outdoor Gun Club and played on the Hubbard Team in the Over 50 Old Timers Baseball League. He patiently built, painted, played with and repaired model trains and remote-controlled airplanes.
Carl is survived by his parents, Carl F. (Gisela) Gehringer Sr. of Howland; sister, Vivian (Terry) McDowell of Howland; nephew, Charles (Jennifer) Dann of Howland; longtime companion, Sue Leffard of Poland; and many friends.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at Howland Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes my be made to Hospice of the Valley's Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
To send condolences, visit www.holetonyuhasz.com.