GILDOW, Roger Robert

GILDOW, Roger Robert 77, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, OH, died Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Roger was born in Martins Ferry on January 5, 1936, a son of the late Robert and Mildred C. (Starkey) Gildow.

He was a retired employee of the former Picoma Industries and the Health Plan, St. Clairsville, OH. He was an honorary member of the Liberty Engine Co., Martins Ferry Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Staley) Gildow; two sons, Robert L. (Judith) Gildow, Bridge port, OH and Roger Todd (Lisa) Gildow, Martins Ferry; daughter, Leigh Ann Gross, Texarkana, TX; brother, Ronald (Sandy) Gildow, Bridgeport, OH; sister, Carolyn (Barry) Peterson, Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, Joseph, Ashleigh, Joshua, Emileigh, and Haleigh; great grandchildren, Erek, Grayson and Hudson; numerous nieces and nephews; his special friend, Gertie.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, where friends will be received Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, with Rev. David A. Stammerjohn officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Co. Animal Rescue League, 45244 National Road West, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

The Martins Ferry Fire Department will hold services at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m.

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