Gordon F. Custer, age 90, a lifelong resident of Scio, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022, in Gables Care Center, Hopedale. Born August 24, 1932, in Scio, he was a son of the late Jay Custer and Kathryn Thompson Custer. After graduating from Scio High School, Gordon went to work at the Scio Pottery. He next worked at Gradall in New Philadelphia for 10 years and retired from Scio Laminate in 1999.

Gordon was a member of the Scio United Methodist Church, where he had been a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed being a narrator for their annual Bethlehem Walk. He enjoyed playing corn hole, fishing, and watching the area eagles. Gordon was also an avid Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers fan.

Surviving are children Ann (Denver) Smith of Cadiz, Jim (Marianne) Custer of Scio, and Jay Custer of Sugarcreek; stepchildren Kelli (Marty) Frazier of Charleston, WV, and Scott Davis of Sugarcreek; grandchildren Melissa, James, Jessica, Sarah, Nichole and Maci; and a great-grandson Christian. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Ruth Crall Custer, in 1978; second wife, Nancy S. Grum Custer, in 2007; and brothers, Bob, Keith, and Grant Custer.

The family is honoring his wishes that there be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scio United Methodist Church, PO Box 554, Scio, Ohio, 43988. Koch Funeral Home, Scio, has been entrusted with his arrangements. www.kochfuneral.com