Gertrude Delores Gatto
January 25, 1935 ‒ April 02, 2021
Gertrude Delores Gatto, 86, of Johnstown passed away quietly on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
She was born January 25, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Paul and Gertrude (Fitzpatrick) Musgrave.
Delores worked as a medical office and property office manager for many years and had also owned and operated 2 restaurants. She was a former member and secretary for the American Quarter Horse Association and the Ohio Paint Horse Association. She served as district manager with Copper Craft Guild, and promotions director for the Worthington Square Shopping Center.
In her early years, she played basketball and the saxophone. Delores was very artistic and creative. She enjoyed decorating, gardening, and training and showing horses and dogs. She was always a true patriot.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Paula (Raymond) Campbell of Westerville, Carla Jean (Tim) O’Brien of Marengo, Bryan (Michelle) Barlitt of Sunbury, and Travis (Patty) Barlitt of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren; brother, Chaplain Daniel (Penny) Musgrave of Roswell, New Mexico; sister, Nancy Riffle of Mt. Vernon; several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her 1st husband Richard Barlitt and father of her 4 children, her 2nd husband Michael Gatto, and her brother-in-law Merrill Riffle.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5 – 8 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61 (@ SR 3), Sunbury, and where services celebrating Delores’s life will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 am with Pastor Tim Waggoner and her brother Chaplain Daniel Musgrave officiating. For those unable to attend the service, it will be live-streamed at: www.facebook.com/SunburySFH
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Columbus.
Contributions in Delores’s memory may be made to Boy’s Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Gatto family.
To share a fond memory of Delores or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com