Gaven J. Carlisle, age 22, of New Philadelphia, died Friday, March 5, 2021, the result of a tragic and senseless act of violence.
Born January 21, 1999, he was a son of Jessica (Troy Hamilton) Heid Fuller of Port Washington and Jeff (Nicole) Carlisle of New Philadelphia. Gaven graduated from Dover High School in 2017, and was employed by McDonald’s, Maggoo’s Pizza, Pasta & More, and Sumo Hibachi Japanese Restaurant, all of New Philadelphia.
He was a caring compassionate young man who would gladly lend a hand to anyone that needed it. Gaven had an infectious sense of humor and smile, and his personality could light up a room. Foremost, he cherished his role as loving father to his young daughter, Calleigh Carlisle. Gaven enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends, four-wheeling and playing video games.
In addition to his mother and father, and his daughter, Gaven will be dearly missed by his siblings, Chase, Brendan, Morgan, Lucas and Reagan Carlisle, and Darron Hamilton; Calleigh’s mother, Madison Bolon; his grandparents, Robert and Donna Beller, James Heid and Loren Stout; his great-grandparents, Robert and Betty Andreas, Linda Ott and Dolly Heid; and his aunts uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kathryn Stout, Paul Heid and Thomas Carlisle; his great-grandfather, Ralph Ott; his cousin, Ariel Stout; and his best friend, Luke Cabbage.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover, on Friday, March 12, 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 13, 10 - 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 11 in the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Anslow of the Flame of Pentecost-Bethel Chapel, Dover, officiating. Burial will be in East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia. For everyone’s safety, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, face masks must be worn and social distancing practiced throughout the proceedings. Gaven’s family will host a gathering at the Schoenbrunn Conference Center, 143 Garland Dr. S.W., New Philadelphia, Saturday afternoon, 1 - 6. Food donations may be dropped off at the Center Saturday at noon. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Gaven, please visit the Obituaries link on the Toland-Herzig website.
The family has created a GoFundMe account, https://www.gofundme.com/f/gaven-carlisle, and suggests that contributions in Gaven’s memory be made there for use toward his final expenses and for his daughter, Calleigh.