Geno Stinson

October 19, 1952 ‒ September 25, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Geno Stinson, formerly of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord Friday morning September 25, 2015 in his Lexington home with his wife by his side. He was 62.

He was born October 19, 1952 in Columbus to parents Gene D. and Ada M. (Yinger) Stinson. After graduating high school, Geno attended THE Ohio State University in Columbus and remained a lifelong OSU sports fan and a proud alum.

A beautiful young lady named Virginia “Ginny” Carr caught his eye and the pair married in 1990. Geno worked for Harris Research, Inc. as their Warehouse Distribution Manager until his retirement in 2014.

Geno was passionate about his love for God. He always had a smile on his face and lived his life as an example for others. One of his favorite scriptures was Jeremiah 29:11-12 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

Geno also enjoyed being outdoors especially when it involved golfing, camping, or biking.  He will be remembered as a wonderful man who loved life and, above all, loved his family.

He was a member of Cypress Wesleyan Church in Columbus and was recently attending Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield.

He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Ginny Stinson of Lexington (formerly of Columbus); four children (& spouses) Tracey & Dave Doyle, Eric Stinson, Laura & JD Reyes, and Chrissy & Brett Carothers; thirteen grandchildren John David Reyes, Sidney Carothers, Jake Reyes, Jaymee “Pretty” Reyes, Sarah Carothers, Alanis Stinson, Chad Parke, Mathew Carothers, Joshua “Bubba” Reyes, Seth Stinson, Jaycee “Sissy” Reyes, Gabby Stinson, and Grace Doyle; three brothers Robert Stinson, Thomas & Patty Stinson, and Rick Stinson; three sisters Nora Lacy, Cherie & Richard Lent, and Uleta & James Moore.

In addition to his parents, Geno was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Philips and a brother Rick Stinson.

His family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Ave W, Mansfield, Ohio 44906, where a celebration of life honoring Geno will begin at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during calling hours and the Stinson Family hopes you will join them in wearing your OSU game-day attire in memory of Geno.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the James Cancer Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Memorial contributions can be made at his services or sent to the funeral home: PO Box 3085, Mansfield OH 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Geno’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at

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  • Ginny,

    I enjoyed meeting you and hearing all about Geno today. I will have to watch As Good As It Gets (one of his favorite movies) very soon! Remember I’m only a phone call away if there’s anything you need.

    Hannah Snyder
    your funeral director

  • Ginny Stinson and family,
    Geno was a wonderful brother, friend , father, husband and grandfather. I will truly miss his smile and silly jokes. I loved him so much, and I couldn’t have had a better brother to grow up with than Geno.
    My prayers go out for my entire family and friends.
    Love Uleta

  • Geno is my uncle. I haven’t seen him in about 10 years but him and the family has always been in my thoughts. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • So sorry for your loss, haven’t saw him in years, but he was a very nice guy! Prayers for each and every one of his family members, may god be with you all! RIP Geno.

  • There are no words….take comfort in knowing he is at peace….find peace for yourselves in his memories! It’s never good bye but…til we meet again!!!
    Luv an peace to you all
    Godspeed geno!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family . I went to school with Geno and got to see him in May at the 45th high school reunion. RIP Geno

  • Ginny and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

    Bhrena and Kayla

  • So sorry to hear about Geno. I picture him as he was in high school. He was a really cool and funny guy to hang out with. Sounds like he had a full life. RIP

  • Ginny and all the Stinson family, Jack and I are so sorry to hear of Geno’s passing. We are school classmates and friends of Gino. Enjoyed seeing him and meeting you Ginny at our last reunion in May. Prayers to the family.

  • Geno and his family lived up on the hill behind my grandparents in #6. I walked to school with him and his brother Rick on many school days. Prayers to all the family.

  • I was so sorry to hear about Geno’s passing. Gino and I were classmates. Geno’s love has left memories in our hearts that we will never forget. We thank God for letting Geno be apart of our lives. Condolences to the family.

  • We have known and loved Ginny and Geno for many years. We know that God has wrapped his loving arms around Geno and taken him to his heavenly home. We love you both and will always cherish our friendship.

  • Ginny and family,
    I am so so sorry for your loss. Geno was an incredible person and co-worker. I’m glad I got to know you both in the past few years. He made such an impact on Harris Research and is missed by many.

    You are in my prayers.

  • I will miss my Uncle Geno. I loved him like a brother. My fondest memory was when he bought me a Simon and Garfunkel album for Christmas when I was in the 3rd grade. I believe that he both of us wore that record out. I will miss your smile and your loving attitude.

    Love your niece – Brenda

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Gino, he left a good impression on everyone he met.
    So glad we spent time talking to him and Ginny at 45th Class Reunion. RIP Gino, Les & Linda

  • sorry to hear of Gino’s passing. He looked good and was so upbeat at our class reunion last May, It just seems impossible that he has passed, condolences to his family during their time of bereavement “He is not gone as long as he lives within our heart” God Bless ….Cathy Sayers

  • I remember when we held our women’s bible study at Ginny and Geno’s home, Geno would always escape to his man cave. As soon as we got to refreshments (especially desert), he would magically appear. He had quite the sweet tooth. He was such a gentleman to all of us. He would always have a bit of humor to share, and always a smile on his face. We will surely miss him.

  • Ginny
    So sorry to hear that Geno passed away. I have been following you on Facebook and saw your post. I’m glad you are among friends and family in the Mansfield area to give you support in this time of loss. I remember the bible studies at your home that you opened to us. I have many good memories of your husband how he was so loving about opening your home to half a dozen women for bible study!
    I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Dear Ginny, I was saddened to learn today of Gino’s passing. I was always glad to see you and Gino at Cypress and to be greeted by his warm, loving genuine spirit that was consistent with Gino.
    I am so sorry for you and your family and please know of our condolences and prayers.

    Dale George
    Cypress Church

  • Dear Aunt Gin and Family,
    I am so sorry that I could not make it, I deeply wish I could have. Uncle Gino was a great man who I will miss very much. I didn’t get to see him much but when I did, I liked talking to him. Not just about one subject but for all different types of things. He was great man and I was lucky enough to call him uncle. I love you Uncle Gino and can’t wait to see you again one day. Aunt Gin and family: I love you all and I’m so sorry again that I couldn’t make it. I will be in Ohio in December and hope to see you all again. And I will keep you in my prayers.


  • I am so sad to hear of Genos passing. this mans was so full of life so it was such a shock. I had the privilege of working with him to sell his homes and I always enjoyed him and Ginny. Hugs to all!

  • Ginny,
    We were so incredibly sorry to hear about Geno. You both brought such an amazing light to everyone. Your faith and love makes a beautiful impact for others in this short time here on earth.
    Thinking of you and the family,