Phyllis A. Gerber

September 06, 1928 ‒ August 12, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Phyllis A. Gerber, 88, of Galion passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Saturday morning, August 12, 2017.

She was born September 6, 1928, in Marion and was the daughter of Ronald C. and Elizabeth E. (Hatfield) Newport. Phyllis leaves her husband of 27 years, Irvin Gerber, whom she married on August 25, 1990. She was previously married to Vincent Chundzinski on February 18, 1955 and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1988.

She was a graduate of Meeker High School.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Tami (Jeff) Lynn of Medina, Gay (Steve) Paroda of Kansas City, Missouri, Bernadine (Roger) James of Westerville, Robin (Greg) Powelson of Mayfield Village, Jennifer Karasz of Medina and Vince (Jamie) Chundzinski of Mausry; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four step-children Betty (Jon) Logan, Sue Branstetter, Dan and Ron Gerber all of Galion; a sister, Patricia (Glen) Koons of Iberia and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent Chundzinski; and a sister, Nancy Simpson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.  No funeral service will be held.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hinckley, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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

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  • So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of her and your family in Hinckley. She will be truly missed. Cousin Sandy

  • Sorry for the loss of Miss Phyllis. She was a joy and someone we dearly looked forward to seeing coming into Drug Mart.

  • So sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you. She was a sweet lady.

  • I am so sad to hear the loss of this very lovely and dear woman. I was a young women when I met Phyllis (1974), and we became fast friends. I became close with her, her husband Vince and the children. Phyllis was a very important person to me during some tough times in my life, and I will never forget the warmth she extended to me when I so needed it. I loved this woman, andI love her family, she will be missed greatly.

    My sincere condolences, along with my husband Doug (who was quite fond of Phyllis also), are sent to the family.

    Judy Lade