Christopher Anthony Gaietto, 58, of rural Tiffin, died suddenly at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
He was born July 8, 1955, to Michael D. Gaietto and Maria V. (Tapparo) Gaietto. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of more than 35 years, Doreen (Calvert) Gaietto. They were married July 21, 1978, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin.
Also surviving are three daughters, Rita and her husband Chad (whom Chris thought of as a son) Gaietto-Overmier of Tiffin, Jennifer Gaietto of Columbus and Jessica and her husband, Joseph Kizer, of Perrysburg; three grandchildren, Kailyn Reeder and Garett Kizer of Perrysburg and LJ (Lawrence Jason) Smith of Marysville; his siblings, Patrica (Robert) Stiverson of Tiffin, Marilyn (Stephen) Werling of San Antonio, Texas, and James (Vickie) Gaietto of Tiffin; and several nieces and nephews.
Chris and his brother, Jim, co-owned and operated C&J Games and Music Inc. for more than 27 years. They also were partners in The Lounge and Gallery of Games at Tiffin Mall for several years. They also were partners in Gator Services Inc.
Chris loved his family so much. He loved spending time with them and having the grandkids over for several days at a time. The grandchildren loved spending time with their grandpa (Peepaw). He loved family get togethers, having cookouts and campfires in the backyard. He had a wonderful sense of humor and made people laugh with his stories, especially the ones about his mishaps with animals. Chris loved to travel and take mini vacations. He loved riding his motorcycle with Doreen. He was an avid Steelers fan. Chris touched a lot of lives. He had a kind and generous heart. We all have so many wonderful and funny memories of him. Chris was so very loved and we all will miss him very much.
Visitation for Chris will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.
His Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, with the Rev. Kishore Kottana officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute, F.A.C.T. or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.