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Mr. Gary William Proch

Obituary for Mr. Gary William Proch

October 2, 1958 - September 25, 2020
Parma, Ohio | Age 61

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Cherished Brother, and Uncle & Friend To Many


Gary William Proch, age 61, of Parma, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Aristocrat in Berea, Ohio following a brief illness.

He was born on October 2, 1958 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and was raised there by his parents Bonnie and William Proch. Gary graduated from Shenango High School in 1977, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Youngstown State University. Gary was a longtime Electrical Engineer and worked for the First Energy Corp. for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Middleburg Heights, Ohio where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. Gary enjoyed coaching his son's soccer and basketball league teams, coaching his daughter's tennis techniques, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and enjoyed playing computer games and grilling.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Cheryl Anne Proch (nee Lupo); his dear children Zachary T. Proch of Akron, Ohio, and Kaitlyn M. Proch of Brunswick, Ohio; siblings Mark Proch of Springdale, Pennsylvania, and Bonnie Bakes (Drew) of Girard, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews

Gary was preceded in death by his father William Theodore Proch in July 2015, and his mother Bonnie Louise Proch (nee White) in January 2017.

Private services will be held at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, Inc., 926 Cunningham Avenue, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in New Castle, Pennsylvania.


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