SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Gerald Anthony Splitstone II, 45 of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Gerald was born August 14, 1975, in Sharon, a son of Gerald A. and April (Budetich) Splitstone, Sr.

He attended Farrell High School and was a self-employed mechanic.

He used his mechanical skill to build engines and was always working on anything that had moving parts. His love for cars and engines instilled his love for racing, especially drag racing. Gerald was also a phenomenal cook and he was never afraid to try new or difficult recipes. He also enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Samantha Harris of Jamestown, Pennsylvania and Kylie Splitstone of Pymatuning Township; four sons, Gerald Anthony Splitstone III of Transfer, Cody Rankin of Wheatland, Michael Weir of Farrell and Ryan Harris of Greenville; his mother, April Splitstone of Rome, Ohio and six grandchildren, Renea, Cameron and Jazmine Butler, Gerald Anthony Splitstone IV and Madison and Richard Warren.

Also surviving is his fiancée, Pam Ward of Sharon; his stepmother, Becky Splitstone of Transfer; three sisters, Stacy (Keith) Cross of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Victoria Scott of Greenville and Angela (Caroline) Munoz Geoghan of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Hunter Cobb of Rome and Kevin Splitstone of Mercer and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gerald was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. until dusk on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in Pymatuning State Park, Pavilion #3, 15766 Dam Road, Jamestown, PA 16134.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

A television tribute will air Friday, July 30 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.