Peter P. Gach
age 83 of
He was born in Glen Campbell.
He had lived in rural
Peter started Sky Service Corporation in Evansville, IN. and was the Co-Founder and President of Rexam Plastics. Mr. Gach was a pioneer in the plastic industry. He was the inventor of the first childproof safety cap. He was a member of the American Management Association. He was a designated Aviation Safety Representative of the Civil Aeronautics Administration. He was a former President of the Tri-State Society of Plastic Engineers, a recipient of the Engineering Achievement Award in 1972. He was the inventor of more than thirty patented closures in the child resistant field. He was a member of the first technical advisory committee for the Federal Drug Administration for which he testified before congress. He was a life long gardener, a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was currently a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in
He is survived by his wife of
59 years Cecilia A. Gach; daughter and son-in-law:
Peggy and Jim Smith of Princeton; 3 sons and daughters-in-law: Eugene and
Beverly Gach of Atlanta GA, Peter Gach,
Carlsbad, CA,Joseph and Carol Gach,
Princeton; 1 sister: Josephine Tibbitts,
Strongsville, OH; 1 brother, Theodore Gach, Dublin,
OH; 8 grandchildren, Peter J., Aaron J. and Phillip C. Gach,
Andrew J. Elena, and Jonathan Smith, Jody Shoemaker and Gina Maddox; 1 great
grandson, Ryan Shoemaker; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, sisters Blanche, Alice and Marcella; a granddaughter Emily Smith.
Services will be Wednesday Oct. 20 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church
Friends may call at the
Colvin Funeral Home in