09-07-2016, 04:38 PM
  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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[Image: FJpj3Ew.jpg]With deep sadness, H. Gerstner & Sons announces the passing of Jack Campbell on Friday evening, September 2nd, 2016.

Jack was in a hotly contested game of Pickleball (a racquet sport played on a smaller tennis court), which he truly loved and played 2-3 times a week, when he had a heart attack and could not be resuscitated.


Jack Campbell, Grandson of Harry Gerstner, was at the helm of Gerstner & Sons, since 1976. During his tenure, Jack oversaw the transition of Gerstner chests. Originally designed and used by Machinists & Mechanics, Jack expanded our brand to a wider audience by designing for a variety of uses. Gerstner now makes everything from Jewelry Chests to Gun Cases, Knife Chests to Briefcases and so much more. Jack had an eye for design and a passion for creating products to create "A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place".

We at Gerstner & Sons, along with all of our wonderful customers, suppliers and friends have lost a true Leader, Mentor and Friend.

Services will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, September 10th at Routsong Funeral Home in Kettering, Ohio.

Just as when H. Gerstner & Sons lost our founder, Harry Gerstner, we are saddened by the loss of Jack, but we, as a company, will move forward in his memory, with equal Passion, Creativity and in the Tradition of Excellence that both Harry & Jack demonstrated and instilled in the entire Gerstner organization and its ongoing legacy.

Respectfully yours,
The Campbell Family

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 09-07-2016, 05:08 PM
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Sad news. My father had that exact tool chest.

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 09-08-2016, 12:22 AM
  • Rufus
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Sad news.  I have one of their chests in which I store my collection of vintage and modern fountain pens.

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