Gary it has taken me 2 yrs to say what I needed to say. Mainly b/c I was terrified that you going home was indeed real & I still can't pull myself to accept it. Doesn't seem real still. Too young, gone too soon. Always caring & helpful. The good ones always taken. Gary you were the brother I never had. My father loved you like the son he never had. Very special to my family. My neighbor. We miss you dearly. Always in our hearts. Hope I did you justice since I waited so long. Rest in Heaven. I pray my dad was there to welcome you!!!
Happy Birthday Gary! With much love, Junebug
Happy Birthday Big Brother, I love and miss you! Give Mom a hug for me and hold my place in heaven! Love your little sister
Drove by the old neighborhood...we too are outta there..but oh the memories..So thankful our families have such fun memories ...I know your family misses you so much..we do too...We will always remember the many New Years we spent at your home..We pray for your precious wife and family..all the time...You left us with wonderful memories Gary...so thankful for those fun times...With love, the Chinelly family...
Always thinking of you Gary. You were a great partner in the beginning of your Police career. What a great mentor you were to me and made me a stronger person. Here's looking up to you.
Always in our thoughts and prayers..Know our family continues to keep all of your family in our prayers...You are missed by many...Prayers for Karen and the family..With love, Jim & Pam Chinelly and family...
My old Bench Press partner, so sad to hear the news, what a great guy you were back in the FIU days, I lost track if you in later years but see you became even greater if a man, always admired you ,rest in peace my friend! Gabe Camel
Gary its Donna. i miss you much. iwill see you in the Future in Heaven you are my Family..i havent kept in touch with anyone..im so sorry for that.i will come visit you at you place of rest...I love you. cant wait to see you.
My Dear friend Gary today is your Angel day ?? Thank you for the BIG BEAR HUG you gave me this morning in my dream ? It is a very strong sign from you to let us know that you are fine. I love you my friend Gary, you knew my pain in my heart when my son passed, & you have come to me on your ANGEL DAY to reassure me everything will be all right. I MISS YOU and LOCE YOU VERY MUCH ? ?? a candle lit for you today on your Angel day ??
Missing you Gary.Rest in Peace.
Dear Gary, I miss you so very much. I thank God for the time we had together and all the memories we shared. You are one of a kind. You will always be my everything. I love you forever. Love, Karen ( AKA: your flygirl)
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I have read his obituary that his cousin Linda Martin sent me. He is someone to be very proud of.
I am so sorry to hear of my cousin's passing. I knew him when we were very little. Then off to Florida they went. Me in Maryland (now Michigan). I am so sorry for your loss and know that you will all be together again in Heaven. Much love, Linda
Thinking of you Gary. May your beautiful loving light shine upon us, until we meet again <3
I miss you more and more everyday, Dad! I love you with all my heart. Until we reunite in heaven, Rest In Peace my guardian angel.
I just learned of Gary's passing today ... I remember him fondly from working out with him at the gym at FIU in the late 80's ... he was a super guy and had a heck of a sense of humor .. I ran into him in Cooper City last year and despite not having seen each other in a while .. he remembered me and we shared some memories and laughs of the times at the FIU gym .. my prayers go out to his family and may God bless his soul ... rest in peace my friend .
My sympathies to the family in your loss. May you find comfort and hope in God's promise at John5:28
I just learned of Gary's passing today. Gary was my classmate in the academy in 1981. We ran into each other every once in while when he ran in the neighborhood. I was shocked to hear the news today. My thoughts are with his wife and children. Rest in peace buddy.
Continued prayer's to all of you...Know we pray for all of you daily...Still trying to comprehend all of this..but then we can't imagine what all of you are feeling...Just wanted you to know we are missing him too...Love to all of you...May the Lord give you the strength to walk forward daily....Love all of you with all our hearts...Jim & Pam Chinelly and family....
I was saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I knew him early on in his police career while he worked at Virginia Gardens. We worked midnights together and often sat and talked for long periods of time. He was a kind and gentle man. My prayers go out to his family.
Karen and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband and father. When you told me today my heart broke for you. You've been on my mind and heart all day. You and your family (Terry included!) are in my prayers. Xoxo
I just learned of Gary's death today, and I am at a loss for words. However, the beautiful article in the PBA HEAT Magazine written by Luis Fuste, gives an accurate account of the wonderful human-being Gary was. I really enjoyed working alongside him on MDPD. He always had smile on his face. Rest in Peace Gary... Love you...
Dear Shimminger Family,
Sending you our heartfelt sympathy and prayers for your loss. We remember Gary, Karen and the girls at many cheerleading practices and happy gatherings throughout the years watching our kids grow up. We will continue to remember Gary fondly.
Pam, Abbey, Zach and Brooke
I knew Gary (Shimmy) very well during our time together at FSU... and was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends... and may flights of angels carry you to your final rest. Robert Schroth
Praying continually for Karen and your entire family Gary.Please Know you will always be apart of our family memories..Wonderful, fun , beautiful memories ...Our family will never forget you or the Shimminger Family ..Our neighbors...our friends...We know your looking down upon us all...See you someday ..On the other side...Love & Prayers..The Chinelly Family....
Happy Birthday Gary. You will always be missed, never forgotten and forever in all our hearts. You will always live on.
Happy Birthday Cousin Gary!! it's Donna Ive Been wanting to tell you how so very Happy and Blessed i feel to have become a Part of your life again after so many years lost. your wonderful Daughters and son whom you taught well is a Great Man and your Beautiful wife Karen that you are so very Proud of them all and God knows they are Proud of you. they will always keep you in their Heart.. in these last 6 months i was able to spend with you, i will always cherish..you made me feel i was worth so much more than i ever thought i was..i dont want to sound selfish but im gonna miss all the times i thought i would be spending with you in the future, but you know what Gary? you gave me my Shimminger Family Back .Thanksgiving and Christmas santa for the children and most of all Nicoles wedding..i feel so Honored to be a Shimminger and to have spent happy times with you and your wonderful Family...Heaven and Aunt Andy have you now..Im gonna miss you so much.ilove you. and i will see you again....Donna
Happy Birthday!! cousin Gary!!..i Feel so blessed to have been a part of your life..i lost touch with you for a long while..i am so Happy to have shared Thanksgiving and your christmas Santa. and most of all to attend the Nicoles Wedding. i know you are so proud of all your children and your wife Karen, shes Fantastic. you both were meant to be and i know you will be watching over all of your Family. I believe Scotty is great and you taught him well..Not to be selfish, but i was Planning to share many more Good times and years with you, Karen and your wonderful Daughters and son Scotty who is such a Great Man whom you raised Well. I missed so many years with you, But, in the last 6 months i was able to see what a wonderful man you had become and what a oUTSTANDING fATHER you are and always will be..I wish i would have kept better contact with you..But i know this, in these last 6 Wonderful months i was able to share with you, i learned Alot. you gave me confidence and made me feel i was worth so much more than i thought i was..The Heavens are Lucky to Have you...I will see you Again...I love you and Aunt Andy..Love Donna
I met Gary at FSU, was an SAE with him and played many sports with him. He always mad me laugh and had many good times, I was very sad to here of his death. Resprcts to his family. Don Dorshimer (Phi Alpha bro !)
My deepest condolences to Karen, Scott, Nicky, Rae, and Christina...My your memories of Gary comfort you.
To the Shimminger Family:
I have very fond memories of the early years at the Shimminger household.
Gary would always tease Billie Lynn and I when he got the chance - which was a lot. Gary was a wonderful and caring person who always looked out for us. He will surely be missed.
Dad, I cant believe your gone. I am so hurt. You will always be my hero and will forever live in my heart. I love you Daddy. We are all going to make you proud. See you in heaven.
Dear Shimminger Family, Mark has been my best friend since the 70's. Mark spoke of Gary all the time! They were true brothers as well as best friends. Prayers with you and your family. God Bless. Wendy Buckalew Savage
God has blessed us by allowing us to have Gary in our lives. I will truly miss him.
My love and prayers are with you. I love you all so very much. And remember I am here if you need me.
Nearly 30 years ago, I had the honor and pleasure of becoming part of Gary's family. From that day on I watched him work his way up the ladder to become the most respected and honored man I've ever known. At work and in his personal life "he gave it all".
This quote describes my loving brother to a "T"
"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore I can do, or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect, for I shall not pass this way again."
Thank you Gary for all you left everyone that you touched. You will be missed and loved as long as time and words exist! Gary, I love and miss you.
And to my wonderful sister-in-law, Karen, and to Scott, Nikki, Alexis & Tina, my heart goes out to you and I will always be here for you as long as I walk this earth. With love Uncle Ron
With deepest sympathy and prays to the Shimminger family. God has a path for Gary; made he bless all with love and devotion through his name. Amen
Karen and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy.It always made me smile to see Gary running as I drove back and forth out of our neighborhood. He truly made a friend in Ciro, Ciro referred to him as his "best friend Gary" and wanted to go see if Gary wanted to play.He has very fond and vivid memories of Gary and I am very grateful for the time he spent making Ciro feel so special. Gary was a truly Good Man and he will be missed by everyone that ever met him. ~ Bobby, Dawn, Brittani & Ciro DeLand
I have known all of the Shimminger Family since the late 1970's. I have such fond memories of each family member. Mark & Billie please except my greatest sympathies.
To my Fly-guy... I am so lost and broken hearted. I am living my biggest fear, that something would happen to you and we would not be able to grow old together. I would watch you sleep and cry, never imagining the real pain and loss. Your were my best friend, my everything. If anyone could write their last chapter of life, it could never measure up to yours. I know you are watching over all of us and we tried to make you so proud of us... the kids were awesome. So strong for me. oh, my honey bunny.. what am I going to do without you.. I miss you so much. I am going to the Homeless Voice today to see what I can do for them in your honor.. I know you would want me to, also I stopped by Denny's to talk to the waitress that served us on Friday. You touched so many lives, it is incredible the love and support we are receiving from them... the love of my life, my Fly-guy.
To my dear friend Karen....Scott,Nicole.,Alexis and Christina. May you find the comfort you need with the maker of peace our Lord Jesus Christ we love you all. Doug,Jennifer McMillan
I met The Shimminger family through cheerleading. Gary was the ultimate cheer dad to all 3 of his talented daughters. Gary was always there for the girls, the team and the program. I had alot of respect for him in how he displayed his love and admiration for his wife and kids...Truly a great man.
Gary and I met when I was a freshman at FSU and he was visiting campus. Somehow, we ended up in an arm wrestling match and, of course, he beat me. We became instant friends and ended up as roommates our junior and senior years. We pledged SAE together as juniors. He was my closest friend and there isn't enough space here to describe the great times we had in college and in the years beyond. It's no surprise to me Gary did great things with his life - as a husband, father and law enforcement officer. He always had the drive, the passion and the highest sense of personal integrity. He was just a good guy. Gary, I celebrate your life. You will always be my friend and my brother. Phi Alpha. Go Noles!
I haven't seen you since I was a little girl but I always looked up to you. My mom was hit hard by your passing as you two spent a lot of time together as children. She told me stories of how you used to love brushing her hair because it was so soft. You were the greatest cousin she could have asked for and you're a wonderful man. We will miss you. May God bless you with all the spoils you deserve. Love your Hagerstown family
My hero and guiding light. I love you and miss you so much. I'll take care of it from here, you taught me well.
Gary, you were truly a good friend and great supporter of my career. I have but great things to say about you rest in peace my friend.
Chief Bobby Richardson
Gary and I met through law enforcement. He was a cops-cop and a great friend. Karen, you and your family are in my prayers and I'm here if you ever need anything.
I just found-out about Gary's passing, I Iworked with Gary in the Gang Unit and I smile everytime I think of him, I remember him blushing when we played a joke - He was a great Detective but most important he was a great human being - I am so very sorry for your lost and I just want to let you know I am praying for all of you and also Gary. Make his Soul Resi in Peace - LOVE YOU ALWAYS GARY
To all the Shimmingers,
I have nothing but great memories w/Gary and your family. He was always the best cheerleader. I will always smile when I think of him.
Nancy Heimsohen Levy
Gary and I played softball together for many years, I also would see him at events for the Police Dept and I remember his ambition and positive ways. Many good years of memories. God bless his wife and kids.
Dear Shimminger Family:
Gary was a fraternity (SAE) brother of mine at Florida State. A very good man and very passionate in every aspect of life. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.
Dear Karen and Family i'm very sorry for your loss,.God Bless All of You.Mark Labriola
Karen ,Scott ,Alexis,Nicole,Cristina
Our prayers our with each of you may your memories of
Gary alway bring smiles and laughter to you.
To Gary's family,
I am very sorry for your loss, can only imagine the grief you are feeling. I knew Gary from FSU as a FRAT Brother, we had many great times together but lost track after school. He really seemed to have achieved a lot... a wonderful family and 32 years in law enforcement. May GOD bless and comfort you all during this most difficult time.
So very sorry for your loss.
I am sorry for you loss of such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Dear Shimminger family, thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Love, Hugh and Karen Ball
Gary made a difference in this world. His passion for life can only be surpassed by his passion for his family. I will perform an act of random kindness as you requested. I will keep Gary and your family in our hearts. God Bless You.
Prayers to Gary's family and all the people he touched-Special thoughts to Gary's children who will always have him in their hearts!
Gary THANK YOU for being an ANGEL on EARTH, I know now your are an ANGEL in HEAVEN.
"In your precious Memory Gary"
Light a candle for those we mourn.
Into a new life they will be born.
Do not look for them at the gravesite.
They are somewhere else radiating their beautiful light.
They have gone to a new world where there is no darkness, no pain.
Their light and essence will always remain.
Light a candle for those who have left this mortal place.
They are free to travel through time and space.
When we think of them, they are near.
When we sit in a beautiful garden.
Their voices we hear.
When we listen to a divine symphony, We close our eyes, their faces we see.
Light a candle for they have not really gone.
With each flickering flame, in your hearts they will always belong
I will Forever remember you for your generosity, smile, but most of all your truthful HEART <3 NO ONE LIKE YOU GARY, with Love, until we meet
MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU PEACE AND COMFORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.....WITH LOVE...THE CHINELLY FAMILY....
May the Lord give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. With deepest sympathy and love. The Chinelly Family.
To the Shimminger Family you are in our prayers. Officer Joseph Olivera Miami Dade Police.
Dear Karen & family, Sorry for your loss I hope you find comfort in knowing that Gary had a heart of gold. My wife & I will pass on an act of kindness in his honor as you requested.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Shimminger family during this difficult time. Gary will always be in our hearts and he will always be remembered as a very special person to all. The Moreschi Family
WE STARTED IN VG PD AND WENT DIF AGENCIES YOU ALWAYS REMEMBERED AND HELPED YOUR FRIEND .GOD NEEDS GOOD COPS YOUL WILL MAKE IT SAFER.....IKE MONT-ROS WMPD RET.
Dear Karen and Children,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on loosing Gary.
I still remember him as a child. I have always been so proud of the man he became.
May God be with you and your children during this difficult time.
Gary will always be with you in Spirit and he is at peace with his beloved mother Andy now.
With love, thoughts and prayers,
WE ARE ALL SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME
Dear shimminger family, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of such a great man. We send lots of love and prayers. The Green Family, Lori, Mitch , Heather and Jeremy