Douglas J. DeNero Sr.

December 22, 1946 ‒ August 02, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Douglas J. DeNero Sr., 70, of Galion passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Born December 22, 1946 in Mansfield, he was the son of Douglas A. and Elsie Beatrice (Rameriz) DeNero.  He married Anne (Kohls) DeNero on October 16, 1965 and they enjoyed 51 years together.

He attended St. Peter’s High School in Mansfield and worked at General Motors for 30 years retiring in 1997. Douglas was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer and fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Douglas (Andrea) DeNero Jr. of Galion. Anthony DeNero of Galion, Tina (Rod) Staiger of Galion, Daniel (Lisa) DeNero of Galena and Amy (Tom) Widman of Gahanna; grandchildren Heath (Michelle) Staiger, Kyle (Rhiannon) Staiger, Nicholas Staiger, Chelsea Staiger, Samuel DeNero, Taylor DeNero, Jacob Staiger, Allison DeNero, Henry Widman, Lindsey DeNero, Christina Widman and Emily Widman; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Mark (Tina) DeNero of Texas, Steve (Chrissy) McGlone of Mansfield and Dino (Val) DeNero of Mansfield; sister Lynn DeNero of Shelby and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by step-mother Patricia A. DeNero and brother Michael F. DeNero.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Mass of Christian Burial will held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty, Galion, Ohio 44883 with Father Paul Fahrbach, Celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society in care of St. Joseph or Shriner’s Hospital for Children in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Douglas DeNero, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • He was an amazing man, and I could not have asked for a better adopted Grandfather and a better family to be apart of. I love you all and he will be missed.

  • I am so sorry for the death of Doug. Though I did not know Doug well, he was always so kind to me. My thoughts and prayers to your Families.

  • What a life to celebrate – always a smile and helping hand. He will be missed by many, and is loved by so many.

  • Anne and Family
    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Special prayers to You Anne and all the kids. He will be missed.

  • Tony & Doug & DeNero family,
    So sorry for your lost, know that you’ll be in our prayers.

  • Annie and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way. Love, Geral and Judy

  • DeNero Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. Such the fun and caring friend you would ever want to have. Thoughts and Prayers to your Family.

  • Dear Ann and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, he was a special guy, always had a smile on his face and a trick in his pocket. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and Charlie Clark

  • Thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry for the loss of this very gentle gentleman. So many memories at the ball field.

  • Dear DeNero Family —

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mr DeNero was such a kind man & I remember him fondly.

    You are all in my thoughts…

  • We will miss the “GUMBA”!!!! Our prayers are with the family. God bless you all.

  • Aunt Ann and family,
    My sincerest and deepest sympathies at the loss of Uncle Doug. Our thoughts and prayers are directed to you all as you reflect, share and remember a wonderful man.

    Blessed be they who mourn, for they will find comfort.

    May the Lord Jesus Christ reign in your love, your loss and your lives. Amen.

  • Deepest Condolences to entire DeNero family . His memory will live on in all of you 💕

  • Dear DeNero Family

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. DeNero’s larger than life personality at our G Town sporting and school events. He was a wonderful man.

    Many prayers for your family

    Rita Dallas Ludington

  • Doug and Ann came over to see our mom and dad often, when our mom passed Doug said,”Heaven just got a good one “, well Doug, Heaven just got a great one !! Doug came over to see our dad as ill as he was, nobody else ever did that !! I will never forget the kindness of Doug and Ann…Love you all…

  • Although it’s been many years, I have great memories growing up with Dan of Doug and Ann putting up with our High School antics. Thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Sorry for your loss.


  • My Heart is truly breaking for all of you , Doug will be missed by so many . He was an Amazing Person and Friend . My Children and I loved him very much .

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Dougs family and friends during this difficult time. He was a good man and knew how to have fun and enjoy life. He will be missed by all of us. Rest in Peace our friend.

    Jerry and Laura Burgan and Family

  • Ann and family we are so very sorry to see this. Many fond memories working with Doug and visiting your family home. He will be missed. May GOD bless.

  • Doug, Val, and DeNero Family

    Sincere condolences, gentle hugs, and prayers for you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss Doug Jr and family. Didn’t know him personally, he definitely raised a great family. God bless you all and my sincere condolences my friend.

  • Sorry for your loss Doug Jr and family. Didn’t know him personally, he definitely raised a great family. God bless you all and my sincere condolences my friend.

  • Dear DeNero Family;

    So very sorry for your loss- we are thinking of you at this time. Sincerely, Marty Cecil and Family

  • So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Losing a parent is not easy on the heart & mind but I hope you feel some comfort knowing that he lives on in all those he leaves behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • To the DeNero Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Doug.
    The Ron nelson Family

  • To the DeNero Family,
    So sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed talking to Doug, he always had a smile.

  • Doug, Tony, Tina and Families, So sorry for the loss of your Father. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.