Jon M. Gerdy, 58, of Warren, OH passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2021 following an 8-month battle with Cancer.
Jon was born February 14th, 1963 to Elizabeth M. (Marrie) and Richard W. Gerdy in Sharon, PA. He was a graduate of Joseph Badger High School and the Trumbull Career & Technical Center. On September 4th, 2009 he married his wife, Laurie J. (Wiscott) Gerdy who survives at home. Before his retirement, Jon worked as a certified master technician for Greenwood Chrysler in Cortland, OH. Jon was a talented mechanic, earning the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for his work. He previously worked for Lakeland Chrysler, Strimbu Trucking, and taught as an auto repair instructor for the New Castle School of Trades.
He was a member of the Harley Owners Group, National Rifle Association, and Haggarty Car Club. An avid hunter and fisherman, Jon loved to spend time outdoors. He was an exceptional guitar player, builder, carpenter, and mechanic. Jon invented and created many things, items from gas outdoor fire pits to a “tree house” style hunting blind utilizing all recycled materials. Jon forged a deep sense of community with family, friends, and neighbors, hosting an exceptional firework display every 4th of July and always sharing his homemade deer jerky.
Jon is survived by his wife, Laurie, daughters, Shauna E. Gerdy (Brandon Latimer) of Hartford, OH, Sara E. (Joseph) Moreira of Hollywood, FL, Emily A. (Peter) Coffman of Colorado Springs, CO, son, Isaac A. Daffron (Olivia Baer) of Colorado Springs, CO, grandchildren, Ariyanah Gerdy, Jesus Moreira, Lucas Moreira, sisters, Ann Craft of Fowler, OH, Susan (Jeff) Porterfield of Hartford, OH, sisters-in-law Sandra Wiscott of New Middletown, OH, Tricia (Frank) Gentile of Palm Bay FL and his mother-in-law, Caroline A. Wiscott (Steve Sanko) and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law, Ron Craft, Randy I. Wiscott, and Steve Sowers.
Jon will be missed terribly by his dear friend and neighbor Kevin Alexander.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, his doctors, oncology nurses, staff, and his infusion nurses whom he grew to know well. They would also like to thank Hospice of the Valley, their social worker, chaplain, and priest.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Valley in memory of Jon.
Services will be held privately per Jon’s wishes.
Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Crematory 124 W. Main St. Sharpsville, PA 16150
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