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Gerald A Needs

January 13, 1935 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 82)

Gerald A. Needs,


age 82, of Canton died Thursday evening, following a brief illness. A life resident of Stark County he was the son of the late Harry & Iseabell (King) Needs, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Ecko Products. He was a member of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, American Legion Post #44, V.F.W. #693 and Amvets Post # 124. He is survived by his nieces: Patty Pantella, Kathleen Wilson, Collen Riter and several nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 pm in the Wackerly Funeral Home with Very Reverend John E. Sheridan Rector.  Burial with military honors will be in St. John's Cemetery. For those unable to attend services you may register on line at our: “On Line Registry Page” at

(Wackerly 330 455-5235)  

 Service Information

Funeral Service
November 3, 2017

1:00 PM
Wackerly Funeral Home
1375 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44714

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