GARY WILLIAM TURNBAUGH - BURLINGTON - Gary William Turnbaugh passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at his home in Burlington. The elder of two children, Gary was born on Dec. 29, 1952, in Burlington to William F. and Barbara Grace (Dilloway) Turnbaugh. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1970, after which he moved to California, where he received an Associate of Arts degree in Film and Drama. For several years, Gary operated a roofing company in the Los Angeles area with his cousin, David Turnbaugh. In the mid-eighties, Gary returned to his native Vermont, obtained a Real Estate Salesperson's license, and worked for some time in that capacity for Century 21 (Jack Associates). Blessed with a keen and creative mind, and having an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary spent many years developing and obtaining a patent for a unique fishing lure. Of all his interests, however, Gary will best be remembered for being an outdoorsman. His enthusiasm for hunting and fishing was unsurpassed. It was not uncommon for Gary to spend an entire day holed up in an apple tree to catch sight of a deer. Neither inclement weather nor physical discomfort could discourage Gary from pursuing his passion. He is survived by his sister, Karen R. (Turnbaugh) Chaves; brother-in-law, Luis F. Chaves; paternal stepbrothers, Shawn and Eric Turnbaugh; and by several paternal aunts, and many cousins. He will be dearly missed. Gary was predeceased by his father in 1990; and by his mother, and paternal stepsister, Heidi Ziemb, in 2001. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2014, at Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. A graveside service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington at 11 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2014. Online condolences may be sent to www.readyfuneral.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 31, 2013