Gary Wayne Elsass, Sr.

January 19, 1944 ~ January 31, 2019 (age 75)
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GARY WAYNE ELSASS, SR., 75, of Sidney, passed away at 4:26 P.M. Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his residence. He was born on January 19, 1944 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late Herb and Pauline (Glick) Elsass. 

On January 6, 1967 he married the former Donna Webb, who survives along with five children, Gary (Ginger) Elsass, Jr. of Port Jefferson, Philip Elsass, Donald Elsass, Sr., Angie (Mark) Winn, all three of Sidney, and Carolyn (Lonnie) Sheffield of Florida; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; thirteen siblings, Pat (Larry) Foster, Richard (Jerri) Swiger, Lisa (Kevin) Grogean, Marge (Rick) Place, Victor (Christina) Rivera, Gabe (Michele) Rivera, Lino Rivera, Brenda (James) Hughes, Delores Alexander, Connie (Dennis) Martin, Jr. Swiger, Johnnie Swiger, and Charles Swiger; and special friends, Paul and Bev Compton.  He was preceded in death by son, Jim Elsass; grandson, Thomas Paulus; and four brothers, Joseph Reading, Roger, Leroy and Jimmie Swiger.

Gary was a career truck driver of more than 40 years.  He was a long time member of Cornerstone Assembly of God, and also a member of Truckers for Christ.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

A Gathering of Family and Friends to Celebrate Gary's Life will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Sidney Boat Club from 2 to 3 P.M.  The gathering will conclude with a service at 3 P.M.  Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, Sidney.  Condolences may be expressed to the Elsass family at the funeral home's website,

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