William H. DeGarmo


William H. DeGarmo, age 92 of New Philadelphia, died peacefully on June 11, 2019, in Park Village Southside, following a period of declining health.

Bill was born in Lowellville, Ohio on March 18, 1927, to the late Paul Adelbert and Anna Cecelia (Burke) DeGarmo.

Bill was a 1945 graduate of Canton Lincoln High School, where he lettered four years in football as a center and nose guard and was selected for All-City, All-County and All-Ohio team recognition his senior year.

Bill served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a proud USW steelworker and owned his own carpet-cleaning business for many years.

Bill was married to the former Jean M. Pentella from August 1956 until her death on Nov. 14, 2007.

Bill was an avid reader, especially of Civil War and WWII history. He loved to watch football, swim, fish and spend time with his grandsons, and he never missed their sporting events. He worked out regularly at the gym or at home until the age of 88.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Nanette DeGarmo (Jerry) VonAllman of New Philadelphia; his beloved grandsons, Glenn (Sarah Ann) VonAllman of Cuyahoga Falls and Nicholas (Samantha) VonAllman of Columbus; and three great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers and one sister.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services, and cremation will take place under the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s honor to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, or to the Tuscarawas Central Catholic Athletic Booster Club, 777 Third St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

To share condolences and light a candle in Bill’s memory, visit the funeral home's website at www.GeibCares.com.

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