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Frank Gibson Head Jr.

Frank “Kip” Gibson Head Jr. passed away peacefully while surrounded by family at his home in Russell Township on July 17, 2021, at the age of 90. He was a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio.

In 1948 he graduated from The Rayen School in Youngstown. He then completed an economics degree at Oberlin College in 1953.

Kip met his future wife, Elizabeth “Buff” Acker, at a church social. They were married in 1960 and went on to share 56 loving years and two children.

Kip began his 38-year career with National City Bank as a teller in 1954 and retired in 1992 as a vice president.

He had many years in retirement to enjoy his interests of playing golf, traveling, reading and watching sports.

He was a beloved member of The Church of the Western Reserve for over 30 years and spent several years serving as their treasurer.

Supportive extended family helped shape Kip’s childhood and contributed to the well-respected man he would become. He had an excellent memory and was affectionately referred to as “The Encyclopedia.”

A man of uncommon integrity, perseverance and kindness, he also possessed a unique sense of humor and was willing to laugh at himself.

Kip is survived by his son, George Head, of Russell; daughter, Janet (Edward) Roberts, of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; and grandchildren, Dennis Head, Margaret Roberts, Evelyn Head, David Roberts and Max Roberts.

He also is survived by his sister, Sarah Anderson, of New London, Wisc.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Head; parents, Frank Gibson and Margaret Ryall Head; and grandson, Samuel Head.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. July 25, 2021, at The Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike.

We thank the Hospice of the Western Reserve for their compassionate guidance.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Church of the Western Reserve or the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Online tributes and condolences at www.gattozziandson.com.