Pat Gurto age 82 of Conneaut died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at UH Geauga Medical Center.
Pat was born on January 6, 1938 in Conneaut the son of Peter and Mary (Del Vecchio) Gurto. He was a 1957 graduate of Conneaut High School and went on to serve is country in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in 1964. He worked at the former Allied Resinous Products, Emco Wheaton and retired from General Aluminum as a maintenance supervisor. Pat and his wife Gayle were also co-owner/operators of The Pizza Shop with Tony and Ellen Gurto and later owned and operated Sportswear Unlimited.
Pat enjoyed building and working on stock cars in his garage and “the Day Street race car garage”. He raced and won in his sportsman division race car #1 “Gayle’s Little Red Wagon” at Raceway 7 for several years. Pat loved doing yardwork, riding his lawn mower, and making his yard look perfect, he was honored when he won the Project Pride Award in 2007. Pat and Gayle enjoyed traveling with Dick and Lori McLaughlin. Pat and Gayle traveled with their daughter Sherry and grandsons Kyle and Karl to Twinsburg for the Twins Day Festival and the Daytona 500. Pat was a member of the American Legion Cowle Post 151 and Conneaut Moose Lodge 472.
Pat was very proud of his Italian family, food and the annual Gurto Family Reunions.
Pat especially loved his great grandchildren Elliot and Aria and taking them for rides in his truck and spoiling them.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 54 years Gayle (Edwards) Gurto in 2017, brothers James, Christy, Anthony, Joseph and Frank Gurto, sisters Rose Speer, Mary Moneypenny, Susie Petrovski, Florence Lewis and two sisters in infancy Filomini and Maria Gurto.
Pat is survived by his daughter Sherry Clancy and John Nyman, grandchildren Kyle and Lindsey Clancy, Karl and Alexis Clancy, great grandchildren Elliot and Aria Clancy all of Conneaut, sister in law BAnn Gurto of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut. Due to COVID-19 masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut where the American Legion Honor Squad will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be made to Feed our Vets, c/o Conneaut American Legion, 272 Broad Street, Conneaut, Attention Larry Latva. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Huang and the chemo nurses at UH Seidman Cancer Center UH Geauga Medical Center for the care and compassion given to Pat.
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Feed our Vets, Attention: Larry Latva
c/o Conneaut American Legion, 272 Broad Street, Conneaut OH 44030