Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BJ’s Gary Schott passes away

Gary Schott, who spent 20 years working as a BJ mailroom mechanic, passed away Monday, July 18.

Before Ol' Blue Walls, he owned Gary’s Drain Service

Gary Schott
Long-time BJ employee Kelli Miller-Schott has been married to Gary’s son, Gregory, for 20 years. They live in Tallmadge.

Kelli wrote: "Gary was a great man."

Ken Krause, my reliable source about BJ folks, reports that “Kelli Schott supervised the message center in the newsroom and also worked in HR and for Condolences to his family, friends and coworkers.” 

Cheryl Scott Sheinin, who was in BJ Finance for 45 years, wrote that Kelli also worked in her department. Cheryl is the wife of former BJ staffer Neil Sheinin.
Gary’s obituary:

Obituary for Gary E. Schott

AKRON - Gary E. Schott, 63, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2016. He was a life-long Akron resident. Gary graduated from Firestone High School in 1971, going on to serve his country in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S.A.F. He proudly worked for the Akron Beacon Journal for 20 years. He was a hard worker, and proud business owner of Gary's Drain Service. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather, someone that would always put others before himself. He enjoyed fishing, train watching, motorsports and most of all spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie of 43 years; children, Gregory (Kelli), Dawn (Joshua) Ocker and Kevin (Jess Mikovich); grandchildren, Geoffery, Brittany, Amyia and Ciarra; brother, Robert (Martha); aunt, Donna Ulrich.

Friends may call 2 hours prior to a 6 PM funeral service on July 22, 2016 at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home 1930 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221. Inurnment will be at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of other remembrances memorials may be made to the American Red Cross 501 W. Market St. Akron, OH, 44303 or the American Heart Association 3505 Embassy Pkwy Ste. 100 Akron, OH, 44333. Services entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.

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