Condolence From: Rob Rhyan, Nelsonville, Oh.
Condolence: Gary was one of my best friends who was a class mate since fourth grade at Hawthorn elementary. He lived in Minerva Park about a mile or so walk from my house on Kilbourne ave. just south of Minerva. We became very close starting our freshman year at W.H.S. where we were wrestling partners at practice. He was a tenacious scrappy strong little shit that could whip the smaller weight guys more often than not! As soon as we had cars and could go to High street and purchase brews we began going to see bands meet girls get toasty then go to Talitas mex. before heading back to Cleveland Ave. We both loved the woods and along with Bob Madill and various other whs cronies would frequent Hocking Hills where we had our own private camping spot that the rangers could not oust us from. We went rappelling, hiking, rock climbing and exploring the beautiful rock caves and cliffs. We both played guitar and took them along camping and would sing, drink beers, and howl at the moon. Several of our comrades from whs came down on occasion where good times were happening. This past March My son Lucas and I spent two nights three days at his ranch Near Selma and had a great visit. We had a great hike down to a beautiful stream near his cabin had awesome grub and shared stories of the past and present, He went in for a colonoscopy the day after we left where his cancer was discovered. I kept tabs on him and sent him some photos of our excursions and a good one of him at his desk when we roomed together at apts. at Morse rd. and 270. I will miss him immensely. God speed Garo will meet up with ya I will look for a little Italion on a palimino.....
Condolence From: Krista Julian-Voltolini, Columbus, OH
Condolence: To the Ciminello Family - I am sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I lived next door to the Ciminello family in Minerva Park. Gary, myself, and our siblings were good childhood friends. Gary was mischievous and fun. As kids, we would talk and laugh late at night as our bedroom windows were across from each other. May memories of Gary bring you peace at this difficult time. Krista
Condolence From: Joe Cordi, Galens, Oh
Condolence: The sky will be brighter with Gary's presence. Good bye old friend.
Condolence From: Thomas Hyatt, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Ciminello family, Gary’s name is a memory from long ago.I remember as a young boy hearing good things about him from my brother Joby. They were both great wrestlers.I am seven years younger than them,I never saw them wrestle yet I distinctly remember Gary’s name.Both of them went on to help others in this grueling sport.Joby passed away just two months ago but I am certain that he remembered Gary.I hope your memories of Gary bring you peace.May God bless your family. Tom