Obituary for Desmond ""Desi"" Cartlidge, Sr.
Mr. Desmond Cartlidge Sr., 55, affectionately known as “Desi”, transcended into the hands of his Heavenly Father, September 30th, 2017. He was born to Ms. Matilda Cartlidge and Mr. William Holmes in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Jesup W. Scott. Desi was employed with the City of Toledo Sewer and Drainage Department for 36+ years. He was introduced to the Lord at an early age.
Besides his children, he found great pleasure in being surrounded by his family and friends. The attention he gave made you feel special. He had the lending ear that never expressed judgement nor gave your words a voice, what you told him stayed with him. Desi loved to BBQ, wash his truck, take care of his lawn and shop at Costco. We will all miss hearing about the latest sales every Sunday.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Christopher L. Cartlidge. He is survived by his sisters Betty Bostic and Vallory Cartlidge-Cannon, children Desmond (Erin) Cartlidge Jr., daughter Dayshah Cartlidge, Grandchildren D’Andre, Aerieyanna, Machaela and Carmello Cartlidge and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.