Harbach, Gary W.
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66, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on March 25, 2014. Born in Milwaukee, WI on Jul. 11, 1947, to Frank W. Harbach & Dorothy H. Hammetter, he came to Arizona originally following his father's military career and assignment to Ft. Huachuca. Gary graduated from Buena Vista High School in Sierra Vista, Class of 1965; he also attended college at Cochise College and Arizona State University. Survivors include his son Christopher W. Harbach (daughter-in-law Melissa L.); his daughter Melissa K. Valdez (son-in-law Anthony R.); six grandchildren -Robert J., Benjamin A., William R. Valdez, and Annaliese C., Anorah R., Aurelia G. Muse-Harbach; In-laws George & Norma Spencer, Mike & Debbie Valdez; and a host of extended family and friends. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in the Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave., Avondale. AZ 85323; tel. 623-925-1525; http://avenidasfuneralchapel.com. Graveside services, followed by interment, will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301; tel. 623-939-8394; http://www.dignitymemorial.com/resthaven-park-cemetery-glendale/en-us/index.page. His family is consoled knowing that he returned to be with his lifelong love and caring wife, Kathy.
Avenidas Funeral Chapel
522 East Western Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 9, 2014