Gary E. Cragle, 60

Gary E. Cragle, 60, of Millview St., Ellwood City died at his residence on Monday, July 1, 2013 surrounded by his loving family following a one year illness.

Born March 30, 1953 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Eugene “Dagwood” and Esther “Mazie” Greenwood Cragle. He was married to Darlene Novalesi Cragle who survives.

Gary worked as a tool and dye maker and a machinist for Tita Brothers. He enjoyed fishing and boating. While living in Florida, he enjoyed deep sea fishing.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, survivors include two daughters, Sarah Cragle of East Palestine, Ohio, Hanna Pisecki of Clearwater, Florida; four step children, Cathleen and Christian Winterbottom, and Michael and Dylan Viccari; brother, Mark (Patty) Cragle of Ellwood City; twp step granddaughters, Hailee Vincik and Scarlett McKay; and a nephew, Kevin Cragle of Ellwood City and a number of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Michael, and David Cragle.

A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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7 thoughts on “Gary E. Cragle, 60

  1. Deepest Sympathy Darlene & Family,
    I only knew Gary for a small minute and time. What a minute it was. May God wrap Angel Wings around you as you grieve the loss of Gary. Darlene, Gary loved you dearly! I hope you find comfort in wonderful memories that you shared with Gary as a husband, father, & friend. Darlene I am here for you to lean on. Deepest Sympathy, Roxanne Hartzell

  2. Our Love an Prayers are with you Mark,Patty,Kevin an all the Cragle Family. If you need us please call. We Love you guys. Frankie an Jennifer…..

  3. My deepist sympathy to all the family from Cousin Butch San Diego Ca. Even though we didn’t communicate to much over the years you were always in my thoughts and prayers.I was happy to have a chance to talk to you on the phone last week.You will deffinently be missed by all ! RIP my Cousin ! God Bless Darlene and family.Love you all !

  4. I grew up with The Cragle Family and I miss them all. They lived near my cousins and we all kind of grew up together loving one another as family. My Father worked with Dagwood and my parents visited socially at their home.
    Gary was a natural born trip! I’ll never forget when he started driving and drive he did! He used to scare us girls driving on the wrong side of the road, weaving back and forth.. and saying “Oh no! The brakes are gone” Then laughed so hard amused with his self. I will NEVER forget his smile and laughter or his spirit.
    I found out in December 2013 of Gary, Dave,Jim, and Mikey’s deaths. I cry even now writing this as three of my cousins and my sister are also gone, leaving Mark, my cousins, Diane, Brenda, and Carolyn as well as my sister Cathy and myself behind. My heart is truly broken.
    Living in Florida I have not been in touch with friends to much regret; therefore I want to take this opportunity to tell the family that I am so so very sorry for your loss. I miss you all.
    See you in Heaven Gary!
    All my prayers
    All my love,
    Vickie “Vic” Anderson

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