OAKWOOD -- Gary Lee Janney, 69, Oakwood, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Toledo Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Gary was born on Oct. 10, 1943, in Gaston, Ind., the son of Gerald and Helen Janney. After graduation from Gaston High School, he joined the Navy and married his high school sweetheart, and that union brought seven children into this world. After completing his Navy stint, Gary worked at Borg Warner in Muncie, Ind. He became a journeyman electrician and worked in many states. He was a member of IBEW Local 481.
Gary loved music, dancing, fishing, Indian lore, reading and his family and friends. He loved living near Charloe, Ohio, in the country, surrounded by nature.
His father and son, Robert A. Janney, were waiting in heaven to welcome him along with all his family and friends who are already there.
He left behind his mother, Helen Janney; his sisters, Sheila (Bob) Brownfield, Defiance, and Ann (Steve) Nichols, Defiance; his children, Debby Gentry, Rebecca Mumaw, Teresa Schindler, Cindy Craig, Angela Vance and Timothy Janney; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of his life from noon-6 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013, at 10300 County Road 171, Oakwood, Ohio, with the color guard from Defiance VFW Post 3360 attending. Everyone is welcome. Cards and/or flowers may also be sent to this address.