GERALD "GARY" DOKSA

  • Born: December 9, 1952
  • Died: December 22, 2017
  • Location: Aiken, South Carolina

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family


GERALD "GARY" DOKSA age 65. Beloved husband of Brenda (nee Petrigac). Loving father of Carrie Doedderlein (Don), Eric (Stephanie), and Nikki Dale (Ron). Step-father of Rick and Amber Kugler. Cherished grandpa of Sabastian Dale, Mackenzie and Zackery Doedderlein and Hayden. Dearest son of the late Harold and Rosalie. Dear brother of David (deceased) (Mary), Cindy Gunion (late Jim), Terri Turchek (Bill), and Richard (Nancy). Uncle, cousin and friend of many including his extended family from A.A. U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Funeral services will be on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (NO FLOWERS PLEASE). Family will receive friends Wednesday 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71)

DALE - see DOKSA NOTICE
DOEDDERLEIN - see DOKSA NOTICE
PETRIGAC see DOSKA NOTICE


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was surprised & saddened to hear from friends, yesterday, that Gary had passed away. I had worked with Gary for many years at GLGD. Years ago the guys at the shop formed a bowling league, you could always count on Gary to keep us laughing & a round of beer. I retired, many years had passed, my wife & I were driving back from a car show in my 1950 olds rocket 88, we were near Medina Oh about an hour from home & we ran out of gas. So there we were stuck on the freeway looking at each other saying "Now What!", just then a car with a guy & a young girl, pulled over to help us. Yes.., it was Gary who rescued us.
This happened about 10yrs ago. Gary's friend, Pete

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2018

Just heard of Gary's death ,so sad to hear, Gary was a real nice guy that I worked with many years we had a very good mutual friend years back that we lost Mike Z. we always talked about Mike. May Gary rest in peace

Posted by braude brad - cleveland, OH - friend   June 07, 2018

Brenda,
I just learned our your husband's passing. So sorry for your loss!
Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Wish I could hug you from Ohio, but know I am here if you need anything.
Amy

Posted by Amy Muck - North Olmsted, OH   January 09, 2018

Brenda and Family, my heart aches for your loss. Please know your in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Bren

Posted by Judy Decker - Avon, OH - Friend   December 29, 2017

When someone dies so suddenly, it is such a shock and it takes your breath away for a minute. Then you digest it, and reflect on what that person meant to you. Gary worked with my husband for over three years and they became very close. Gary raved about his children and grandchildren and was always concerned about "doing the right thing." He was a perfectionist. Despite his "tough guy" exterior, he had a wonderful heart. To me, that's what it is all about anyway. Gary, you have left footprints on our hearts and will be missed. Rest in peace.

Posted by Barbara Berry - North Royalton, OH   December 28, 2017

So sorry to hear of Garys passing. May his memories comfort his family and may he Rest In Peace. He was a jokester, always made you laugh, and always cared for people. He was a good friend of ours and worked with him for 30 plus years at Goodrich Landing Gear Division. Ed and Denise

Posted by Denise Lally - Mantua, OH - coworker   December 28, 2017

Gary was a good friend for well over 50 years. God has blessed him. !!! RIP My Brother !!!

Posted by Larry Duffy - Cleveland, OH - Friend   December 27, 2017

My sincere condolences to Brenda and all the family. Very sorry to hear of his death. My heart goes out to you all.

Posted by Nancy Jaracz Schaeffer - N. Ridgeville, OH - Family Friend   December 27, 2017

So sorry hear worked with Gary at Goodrich ,what great guy he will be missed ,so sorry I could not be there to give my condolences in person.

Posted by Mike Hoffman - Parma hts, OH   December 27, 2017

Thank u for being my friend, forever in the wind

Posted by john johnston - brunswick, OH - Friend   December 27, 2017

Brenda and family: I am so saddened to hear this news. My prayers will be with you all. May his love and the precious memories you made together be a source of comfort til you meet again. He always shared how much he loved you all.

Posted by Monica Geschke - Valley City, OH - Friend   December 26, 2017

My condolences to the family.

Posted by E Witherspoon    December 26, 2017

So very sorry for the lost of your dad Carrie, Nikki and family. Nick and I are thinking of you all.

Posted by Claudia Soranno - Wooster, OH - Friend   December 25, 2017

Dear Brenda & Family: Gary was an inspiration in my life. His zest for life was contagious !! I will miss him dearly. Walt

Posted by Walt Skot - Brunswick, OH - friend   December 25, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I love you, Eric, Carrie, & Nikki. I won't be able to make it to the service but I always think of you and all the fantastic times we shared..Maybe we could meet, someday.....Karen Owen

Posted by KAREN OWEN - SOUTH EUCLID, OH - friend   December 24, 2017

To the entire family,
My deepest regards. Gary was a true one of a kind and I never saw him not happy and joking around. What a great personality! Fortunately, I was able to have a great conversation with him very recently and I was humbled by his attitude and strength.He will be missed by all.

Posted by Jerrad Shiets - Oak Harbor, OH - Family Friend   December 24, 2017

Brenda, we are so very very sorry for your loss. May Gary rest in peace.

Posted by Jim and Barb Berry - North Royalton, OH   December 23, 2017

So, so sorry Brenda and Family. Praying for peace as you face these difficult days ahead. Bonnie Palmieri

Posted by A friend   December 23, 2017

Dear Brenda and family, we love and will miss Gary more than we can say. He kept us on our toes all the time. His wit and love of life was infectious. He loved his family, his life and most of all he loved his God. I want to see this man on the other side. I will think of him every Sunday 11 AM. Ruthie.

Posted by Ruth Zimmerman - Brunswick, OH   December 23, 2017

Dear Brenda,
I am so sorry to hear about Gary. My heart breaks for you and your family. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Gina Opdycke

Posted by Regina Opdycke - Rocky River, OH - Friend   December 23, 2017