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John Ray Gaia

February 5, 1952 — February 5, 2022

John Ray Gaia


February 5, 1952 - February 5, 2022

Johnny Gaia, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away February 5, 2022 at the age of 70.

Johnny was an United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked as a mechanic. Johnny loved to fish on the Ohio River. Fishing for Johnny, brought him great peace and stillness. Johnny also enjoyed long walks, and spending time with his pets. His dog Brownie, will be especially missed. Johnny was always ready to travel to see his grandkids which was a joy for him.

Johnny is preceded in death by his father Jake Gaia, his mother Maya Gaia, and daughter Christina Nicole Homa.

Johnny is survived by his wife Millie Gaia, with whom he spent twenty-seven years, and married for eleven. He is also survived by children Johnny Gaia Jr, Elisabeth Gaia, Jamie Gaia. He is also survived by Millie's children, Melissa Major, and Ricky Major.

Johnny is survived by two sisters, Rosemary Krale, and Jackie, nephews Billy and Stevie, special nephews, Tony and Edwin, and a special grandson Ezra Major.

FC Daehler will be caring for the family.

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