Denise L. Gibson, 52, of Port Clinton, passed away August 2 at the Cleveland Clinic after a lengthy illness. She was born June 8, 1968 in Johnstown, Pa. the daughter of Ernest F. and Michele (Villa) Dudash, Jr. Denise earned her master’s degree in social work and previously was a guidance counselor at Rossford Schools and worked at Bay Shore Counselling. She was active in Playmakers Theatre and also Fremont Ice Wolves where her sons played hockey.
Surviving are her sons: Dane Emigh and Colt Emigh both of Port Clinton; mother: Michele (Wayne) Shumaker of Saltsburg, Pa.; father: Ernest F. Dudash of Alum Bank, Pa.; sister: Robin M. Byrd of Greensburg, Pa.; half-sister: Holly Dudash of Scarboro, Maine; half-brother: Justin Dudash of Chesapeake Beach, Md.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for her two sons. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckercrosserpriesman.com. Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service is handling the arrangements.