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Gary "Taps" S. Taptich

Heaven gained an incredible person Saturday, October 10, 2020. Gary Taptich, son of Nancy Taptich and Robert J. Taptich (deceased), left us to be with the Lord on October 10, 2020. Words cannot explain the depth of his love for his family and friends.  He went to St. Richards Parochial, St. Johns High School, and attended B.G.S.U. becoming a proud member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where his brothers remained his extended family. 

Gary was best known for his jokes, laughs, and his wonderful personality, spoiling his nieces and nephews, and playing name that tune with his buddy Tom. More importantly he was so loved by his friends. Here are their memories of Gary. The world lost a wonderful man (JW); He was a good man with a big heart, great smile and laugh, and a blacksmiths grip (JC); There is no person with a stronger handshake and a bigger heart.  He always expected the best from everyone and that included himself (TM); Taps had an influence on everyone he met (JC). And from all his Pike Brothers: His memory will live with us all for the rest of our lives.

He is survived in life by Nancy his Mom, siblings Greg, (wife Helen), Jill, Glenn (wife Pam), Brian, Joy (husband Jeff), nieces and nephews Jason, Scott (wife Shannon), Kaleigh (husband Tony), Robby, Jenny (husband Jordan); and Addison, Mason, Micah, and Ethan, his great niece and nephews.  We will all miss him more than words can say.  Our hearts are broken.

Love you Geeb!

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Gary was one of many kids growing up on St Richards Ct back in the day when we left in the morning and had to be home at dark. Great memories with the Taptich family

Angela Willford Hogrefe Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sad to learn of Gary's passing..the Pike family of which I am a member of (BG class of 1978) has lost another great brother! RIP Taps "phi-phi"

Charlie Ceglio Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

The whole Taptich Family is a wonderful memory! So many great get togethers at your house. Im reminiscing of playing euchre for hours at the table and enjoying all the laughs we had! So sorry for your loss!! Gary Was very special! Greg, Jill, Glen, Joy and Mom, thinking of you All and many thanks for the fun times!! ((Hugs)) Sincerely, MaryJo Mosiniak Maguire

MaryJo Mosiniak Maguire Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Taps. The Quadco boys (Super Valu softball) down one player.

Jim Chambers Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with all of the family, Gary was one of the nicest people I have ever known. May he rest in peace.

Todd Dixon Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Jill and all the Taptich Clan, we were saddened by the news of Gary's passing. I know what a wonderful, fun-loving person he was and how much he will be missed. You are in the thoughts and prayers of your CWA family.

Susan Wilson Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy, our deepest sympathy for your loss. There certainly is no denying he is your son. I see all your characteristics in his face. Prayers for you and your family. Be well, be safe, and God Bless.

Bud & Bonnie Clark Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy, so sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to loose a child regardless of their age. Thinking of you.

Betty Lambert Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy and family, I have such warm memories of Gary at your home. He had an amazing smile and such a warm friendly way. He was kind to my boys. I hope your many happy memories will bring you comfort and please know he brought happiness to everyone he met.

Barb Rieneckert Guess Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Gary, his siblings, and parents brought joy and laughter to St. Richards Court. God bless, Carol Agosti Jean

Carol Agosti Jean Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

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