Gerald ‘Jerry’ Vona | News, Sports, Jobs


CANFIELD – Gerald “Jerry” Vona, 71, died on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem.

Jerry was born December 27, 1949 in Youngstown, OH, the son of the late Charles and Sally (Burns) Vona.

A graduate of Greenford High School, Jerry was a carpenter by trade for the Ohio Carpenters Union in Youngstown.

Jerry was a member of the Independent Hose Club and the VFW Post # 892.

He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved the blues. Jerry was also a supporter of all of Ohio’s sports teams: Buckeyes, Indians, Browns and Cavs.

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Vona (Ehlenbach), whom he married on January 18, 1980; her siblings, Charles (Debbie) Vona of Winona and Gina (Al) DeRose of Mineral Ridge; and one son-in-law, Randy Bowlin of Cleveland.

Besides his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Bowlin.

According to Jerry’s wishes, there will be no services.

Donations in Jerry’s name can be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. Range Rd., Canfield, OH 44406.

Arrangements are made by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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