“He knew what he wanted to do and who he wanted to be very early in life. He always had a goal and a plan to achieve it. But the people in his life were his first priority. His family, friends, and teammates all knew they could count on Gary, no matter what. He was not great at everything he did in life, just great at the important things.
“Our family finds great comfort in knowing that Gary is in heaven but we are struggling with the loss in our lives. It seems a shame that something this tragic had to happen before we realized the superior character of our friends, family, neighbors, and even acquaintances. We are surrounded by love and draw strength from the support given to us. We thank God for honoring us with Gary’s presence in our lives and we hope that with His help, we will learn to find a way to live with Gary’s absence.”message from