AKRON — Gary Lee Bishop, age 67, passed away July 12, 2008, at Akron City Hospital after a four-month battle with cancer.
Mr. Bishop was born Jan. 3, 1941, in Ravenna, Ohio, and was a lifelong resident of Edinburg.
He owned and operated Bishop Tractor Sales in Edinburg until he retired in 2004. He was a member of the Masonic Charity Lodge 530, Order of the Eastern Star Palmy Chapter, Ravenna Moose Lodge 1234, Ravenna VFW #1055 and the AMVETS of Newton Falls.
Mr. Bishop was a member of the Edinburg United Church and volunteered in the 1970s with the Edinburg Fire Department. He was also an Army veteran, having served 1966-1968.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Nancy; daughters Teresa Snyder of Creston, Ohio, and Trina Nichols of Edinburg; a son, Terry Weahry of Creston; four grandchildren, three step-grandsons and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Almon and Thelma Bishop, and a sister, Joy Ann Bishop.
Calling hours were July 16 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home in Ravenna. Graveside services were July 17 at Edinburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Edinburg United Church or the Edinburg Fire Department. Memories of Mr. Bishop can be shared online at www.mem.com.