Gary G. Marine

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Gary G. Marine

Gary George Marine, 71, of Chadds Ford, PA and Cape May, NJ passed away at his Pennsylvania home on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Gary was born in Wilmington, DE in March 1940, son of George and the late Charlotte Kavanaugh Marine. He graduated from Alexis I. DuPont High School, Wesley College, and the University of Delaware, and worked at Wilmington Trust and Rollins Cablevision before establishing an independent agency with Nationwide Insurance and founding Post Time Enterprises to combine his interests in horses, sports and games.

Papaz, as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren, was kind, creative, fun-loving and forever young at heart. He loved playing games, collecting things, laughing and making friends with whomever he met, almost as much as family sporting events and trips to Disney World and Cape May.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, loyal friend and devoted son, Gary will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years, Marion Scherer Marine (Mimi); his son, Jeffrey Marine and wife Lee Gowen Marine of Darien, CT; his daughter, Andrea Marine Abernethy of Chadds Ford; his daughter, Deborah Marine Ashley and husband Michael Ashley of Wilmington; and eight grandchildren, Crosbie and Blair Marine; Hayley and Charles Abernethy; Lillie, Samuel, Hutton and Benjamin Ashley. He is also survived by his father and two brothers, Alan and Bruce Marine, and their families.

The family will hold a celebration of life at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church on Sat., April 21 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Gary's memory to the Cape May County Park and Zoo; (609) 465-5271.

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Published in The News Journal on Mar. 25, 2012
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