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In Memory of

Stephen Daniel Gaia

December 11, 1946 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Stephen Daniel "Dan" Gaia, died on April 1, 2015. He was 68. Dan was of the Catholic faith, graduate of Christian Brothers High School Class of 1964, he was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. Returning to Memphis, he was a grocer who helped run the family grocery stores, Jack's Foods on Main Street and Winchester Road. He was a 2 time Memphis in May World BBQ Champion and had won championship titles in 7 southern states. His family will gather for sharing memories and refreshments on Sunday, April 5 from 5 p.m....

Stephen Daniel "Dan" Gaia, died on April 1, 2015. He was 68. Dan was of the Catholic faith, graduate of Christian Brothers High School Class of 1964, he was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. Returning to Memphis, he was a grocer who helped run the family grocery stores, Jack's Foods on Main Street and Winchester Road. He was a 2 time Memphis in May World BBQ Champion and had won championship titles in 7 southern states. His family will gather for sharing memories and refreshments on Sunday, April 5 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and funeral services will be on Monday, April 6 beginning at 10 a.m., all at Memphis Funeral Home located at 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. Fr. David from Queen of Peace Catholic Church will officiate. Mr. Gaia was preceded in death by his parents and brothers. He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Patti" Gaia; daughter, Jennifer Davis; grandchildren Marquis and Nicole; sister Madeline (Stewart) Geiger; brothers Tim and Mike Gaia; and many nieces, nephews and other family members. The family request contributions in place of customary remembrances be offered to the American Red Cross. Online condolences and floral offerings may be given through www.memphisfuneralhome.net Memphis Funeral Home 5599 Poplar Ave. 901.725.0100