YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gerald E. Pusey 64, Youngstown departed this life on Friday, April 30, 2021 with his wife and family by his side at Mercy Health following a brief illness.
Gerald was born March 19, 1957 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of Oswin and Ethel Lee Floyd Pusey.
He was a South High graduate, class of 1975 and a lifetime resident of Youngstown.
Following his high school graduation, Gerald and his twin brother both joined the military and served in the U.S. Navy.
He also studied at Youngstown State University with an interest in psychology.
Gerald built a career as an independent automotive mechanic and detailer.
On September 22, 2020, Gerald was joined in holy matrimony to his long-time companion and love of his life, Rhonda M. Wells Pusey.
Gerald was a man of faith; He enjoyed attending local churches regularly.
He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, cooking, gardening, listening to jazz and spending time with his canine buddy, “Sampson”.
Gerald was affectionately known by his nickname “Twin”. His smiles, jokes and laughter will be missed by all who knew him.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Rhonda and his mother; four brothers, Trevor Pusey of Birmingham, England, Tawana (Denise) Pusey and Jamal (Darlene) Pusey, both of Youngstown and Stepfan (Katie) Melton of Cleveland; one sister, Amoy Pusey Hollinshead; five grandchildren and a host of special nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Oswin Wellington Pusey; his son, Gerald E. Pusey, Jr.; a twin brother, Darrel Pusey; his sister, Aloma J. Pusey-Brown; grandparents, Willie O. and Beulah Floyd and grandparents, Cecil and Hilda Pusey.
Funeral service will be Thursday, May 13, 2021, at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, prior to the service.
Please follow CDC guidelines (6 foot rule) of social distancing and wearing your mask over your mouth and nose. Please do not linger so that the family can start their private funeral service promptly at 12 noon.