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Daryl HollenbaughHOLLENBAUGH, Daryl, age 81 of Gratis, OH., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday April 17, 2019. He was born on August 10, 1937 in Gratis, OH to his parents Herman and Ethel (Smith) Hollenbaugh. He was a Gratis High School graduate, class of 1955 and an Army Veteran who served his country from 1956-1958 in Germany. Daryl loved spending time with his family, he was a family man who enjoyed fishing, and in his younger years coon hunting and car enthusiast. He was a volunteer fireman for 30 years, former fire chief of the Gratis Fire Department and a former member of the Gratis E.M.S as well as a member of the Gratis Lionsâs Club, a member of the First Brethren Church and the Gratis Eagles #4289. He retired from Armco after 32 years, then became a delivery driver for McCoy Oil and retired from ODOT for Preble County with 10 years of service. He is survived by his three children; Gary (Nancy) Hollenbaugh of Eaton, OH., Traci (Rick) Kurtz of Gratis, OH., and April (David) Bruns of Sunman, IN., along with 6 grandchildren; Matthew, Megan, Elizabeth, Wyatt, Sarah and Harley, and 4 great grandchildren; Eden, Wesson, Blaine and Scarlett. He was also survived by his brother, Larry (Linda) Hollenbaugh of West Alexandria, his sisters; Barbara Doench of Camden, OH., Judy (Jerry) Thomas of Gratis, OH., Neysa (Bob) Shannon of Gratis, OH., a sister in law, Donna Stubbs of of Eaton, OH., and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ethel, of 53 years, his parents and his brother, Gary Stubbs. Visitation will be held at the First Brethren Church on Monday April 22, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral will take place on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 12:00P.M. with a viewing 1 hour prior. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery Gratis, OH. In lou of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton (324 Wilmington Ave) for the great care and comfort provided to our dad. For condolences please visit: www.lindloffzimmerman.com
I had the pleasure of working with Daryl for many years when was with the Fire Dept. and then Chief of the Dept. He was a great gentleman to work with. My condolences to his family with this loss.
Robert Wallace May 4 2019 12:00 AM
On behalf of the Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member, Daryl Hollenbaugh, a U.S. Army veteran. Thank you for his service to our country.
Jane Morell Smith Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM
I was very sorry to read of Daryls passing. Back in the eighties as Fire Chief of West Alexandria I had the pleasure of serving with Daryl in our respective Departments. He was a great representative of the Gratis FD and a pleasure to work with. Please allow me to extend my sympathy to your family and all who knew and worked with him.
Charles D (Doug) Crouse Apr 20 2019 12:00 AM
my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
emily schwering Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM
Daryl's was a life well lived. We always appreciated his kindness toward our family.Sincere condolences to Gary, Traci, April and families.
Bill and Linda Johnson Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM