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Gerald Mars

Gerald Calvin Mars

Aug 12, 1952 - Sep 6, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. Gerald Calvin Mars of Milbury, OH was born August 12, 1952 to the union of William and Alma Mars in Toledo, OH. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday Sept. 6th at St. Vincent's Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was employed for 29 years at Baron Drawn Steel Plant in Toledo, OH. He went on to work another 14 plus years at Toledo Refining Company until he fell ill and it was time to take life a little easier.

Gerald had a strong love for family and enjoyed the outdoors. He spent countless summers taking his children to festivals and had a passion for cooking in abundance for family gatherings. He often shared fond memories about his childhood adventures on Deanville with his brothers and visits to Michigan City where he declared "I was always taken care of".

Gerald had an infectious personality and a smile that would light up a room. His sense of humor and generosity was his ministry. To be in his presence was truly a blessing.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alma Mars; brothers Terrence Mars, Wilbur Mars and William Mars ; sisters Barbara Thomas and Berniece Hopewell.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Grayer, his children Aaron (Satyra) Mars, Dorothy Mars, Maria Mars, Isaiah Mars, and step daughter Ajia Grayer. Brothers, Marvin (Tawonna) Mars, Larry (Linda) Mars, Norman (Barbara) Mars, and Frederick Mars. Sisters, Shirley Kizer and Jacqueline Neal. Life long friends, John Hall and Peter Poll. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and friends.

He will be forever known as Uncle Gerald, Daddy, Dad, Father, Papi, Big Man, Papa G, best friend, lover and child of God. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 7-9:00pm, at The House of Day Funeral Service.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 11:00 am, preceded by a !0:00 am Wake, at The House of Day Funeral Service
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    September 12, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    September 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Second Visitation

    September 13, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    September 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Service

    September 13, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    September 13, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Interment

    September 13, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    September 13, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    1502 W. Central Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43606
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Memorial Program

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John Mahon

Posted at 01:19pm
Gerald was a great person. I had the pleasure to work side by side with him when we were carryouts at Foodtown during our high school days. Always made us laugh. Got to relive those memories speaking with him at our 30th reunion. He will be truly missed. Go in peace my friend
JF

John and the Hall Family

Posted at 01:12pm
Rest now in peace my Brother, until we meet again.
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Jeff Pridgeon

Posted at 10:17am
Some of my fondest memories are of spending time with Gerald, back in Sylvania days. I never met a finer man.
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Carmen Gibson

Posted at 08:18pm
Gerald was the sweetest person always had a joke and a smile. We had a lot of fun together when we lived on Nesslewood. I will never forget him throwing a firecracker at my feet I was so mad at him. But he was the kind of person you couldn’t stay mad at for long.You will be truly missed
TB

tom browning

Posted at 06:23pm

A great tribute to what was obviously a great human being. Clearly touched many many lives during the course of his life, both within his family as well as his friends and community. You'll be greatly missed, Gerald. You're to be commended for a life well lived.
Thomas Browning
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