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Gary Peter Ciulla


Gary Peter Ciulla, 61, of Medina, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 31, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Cheektowaga, New York on May 14, 1957, to parents Gabriel Peter and Rosemary Felicia (Rispoli).

Gary held both a Bachelor's Degree of Music Education from Kent State University and a Master's Degree of Music Education from the University of Akron. He was the Director of Bands for Medina City Schools before retiring in May 2015. He was a prominent member of the Medina community and touched many lives during his all too short life.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Lori (Werstler) Ciulla; loving children: daughter, Lindsay Ciulla of Columbus; sons, Nicholas (Siobhan) Ciulla of Birmingham, Alabama, Vincent (Ally) Ciulla of North Royalton, Jacob (Tess) Ciulla of Seville; father, Gabriel Peter (Joan) Ciulla of Alden, New York; brothers, Mark Ciulla, Joseph Ciulla and Michael (Sara) Ciulla and sisters, Cindy (Mark) Robinson and Marie (Jerry) Synrod.

He was preceded in death by his dear mother, Felicia (nee Rispoli) Ciulla ,who passed in 1984.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 8 P.M. at Medina High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 located at 851 Weymouth Rd., Medina. A celebration of life worship service will be held for Gary on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Rd., Medina.

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