Just sit right back and you will hear the tale of an amazing man!
Gary Tschantz was truly an amazing man who exuded light, kindness, goofiness and love. He had a way of listening, connecting and of making you laugh that made everyone he met love him.
Gary grew up in Canton, Ohio with his parents Jerry and Pat and his brothers Tom and Jim. He spent much of his childhood sled riding down dangerously large hills and cultivating a love of 60’s TV shows that has since been passed down to his granddaughter. At 17 he met the love of his life, Lisa who he spent the next 45 years with everyday in a truly amazing romance that showed both of his children what love looks like. They would ride bikes, walk, swim and laugh everyday for the next half a century.
Gary loved many things in life including the Minions, Country Wine, Gilligan’s Island and embarrassing T-Shirts but his true passion in life were his children. Nick and Sam were the light of his world and he would support them and be there for them every time that they would ever need him. He taught them how to fix things including showers, he went to every swim meet and Tae Kwan Do tournament and showed his love through small actions like watching for the bus from the 2nd floor of the house everyday so his little girl didn’t have to wait out at the bus stop. When Sam and Nick found their own spouses Dan and Kaily, he never treated them as anything less than his own Son and Daughter and both Dan and Kaily loved him like a father.
It would be absolutely impossible to explain what a good Papa he was to his three Granddaughters: Charley, Teddi and Holli. They received more love, quality time and smiles in a few short years than most grandchildren receive in 40 years. His ability to make everything from getting a vaccine to watching a Cocomelon seem like a hilarious fun activity is truly amazing. His wind the thumb trick, magic math fingers and silly stories will be passed down for generations.
Besides his family, Gary had many accomplishments in life including purchasing a Pig Farm, being the Dean of Walsh College for 20 years, serving one year as President of his Condo Board, visiting all 50 States, 40 countries, 5 Continents and 6 of the 7 Wonders of the World, crossing Wertz Avenue in the dark and he once saw a helicopter crash into the ocean. He loved Jim Beam, Cleveland Sports, Monk and M.A.S.H., living life to the fullest and his family.
Gary’s example of deep devotion and love for family, adventure, goofiness and kindness are a true light that can never be replaced and will never be forgotten by anyone that met him.