Dear Julie and family,
No words can be said at this time except, I'm so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs,
Mr De Marte was one of my favorite teachers. I remember him telling me never to make a career of welding. Also one of his most memorable sayings to me " it's not a ruler stop calling it a ruler." He never gave up trying to teach me no matter how frustrated I made him. I know he will be greatly missed by many.
Julie, I am so sorry for your loss.. my heart goes out to you!!!
What a wonderful man was Gary De Marte! He always had that smile ready even in the midst of the worst predicaments at school. His wit and humor saved many a dreary lunch hour in the teacher's lounge. His pranks on fellow teachers and diggings into the middle of any cake set on the table set us all rolling our eyes, but underneath, chuckling. Thanks Gary for the love and laughter you brought into the lives of so many teachers and students. God has taken you from us, but also granted you peace from your recent illness. See you on the other side some day. Love , Jean Swanson
Gary was a wonderful shop teacher who had the patience and diligence to teach me numerous skills that have proven useful to me over the years. He will be greatly missed!