Deb, I was so sorry to see that Gary had passed away. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Dear Debbie and family,
We met Gary through the Polish neighborhood, the Checker Cafe, and during his heyday with his band. His appreciation of music, his vitality and his enjoyment of life were what drew us to him. How he overcame the obstacles from his aneurysm and stroke were lessons learned by anyone who knew him.
Please know you have our deepest sympathies. Gary will be deeply missed. May God Bless and keep you all.
Dear Cousin Bernice and family: I was sad to hear of your loss and pray that God will grant you peace in the days and months ahead. He was a wonderful testament of how God wants each and every one of us to live our lives and to help one another. Thankful he found his "gift" and was able to share that gift with so many others. God bless you and all the family. Julie (Radzimoski) Boston
dear cousin bernice and family. words can not express the loss you all must be feeling. what a wonderful example gary set for
all who had the privilege to
know him. i really believe that
its the character that's the
strongest that God gives the
most challenges and gary, along with his wife debbie have
demonstrated what that has
been like. God needs heroes
like gary. we extend our deepest sympathy to the family.
I first met Gary on our way to Pioneer Scout Reservation for Camp Alaska 36 years ago. He played "the Entertainer" from The Sting over and over, as he was learning how to play it. We've been friends ever since. We worked together in construction, something he got me interested in when he built Ed Z's garage many years ago. Along the way, we poured many a yard of concrete for friends and Eagle Scouts (why always concrete, Gary..it couldn't have been mulch just once!) We poured a few beers too, at Soph's and at our Troop committee's annex, Bennie's Place while playing shuffle bowl for slim jims. I can't begin to count the camp-outs and hikes we attended. No matter how bad the weather or whether things didn't go exactly as planned, we always had a great time and couldn't wait to start planning the next event. You not only taught the boys about Scouting and life, Gary, you taught me as well. You led by example, always positive, always calm and like the scroll on the Scout symbol, always with a smile. A true Eagle Scout. We've all been blessed to have you in our lives. Deb, G.W., Nichole..thank you for sharing Gary with us. As always..."may the Great Master, of all the Scouts, be with you until we meet again".