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Gary M. Alschbach April 2, 1947 - May 9, 2016 Ramona Gary M. Alschbach passed away on May 9th, 2016, of congestive heart failure. Gary was born in Royal Oak, Mich., on April 2, 1947, to Jack and Betty Alschbach. Gary and his family moved to La Mesa, Calif., when he was 14 years old. He attended Helix High School where he was a football and track star. He joined the US Marines Corp in 1966 and was part of the 1st Force Recon. Gary spent 13 months in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his bravery. In 1970, he married Jeanette Gaines and they have two sons, Matthew and Derek, and one daughter, Sara Lucas. Gary received a bachelors degree and later a masters degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice from S.D. State University. In 1972, Gary joined the S.D Sheriffs Department. He spent 30 years on the department and made many lifetime friends. His time with the Sheriff's Department was probably the best years of his life. Gary retired with the rank of Lieutenant. Gary is survived by his mother, Betty Alschbach; wife Jeanette of 47 years; sons, Matthew and Derek; daughter, Sara Lucas; three grandchildren, Brady, Chase and Sadie; as well as two brothers, Geoff and Gordie; and one sister, Laurie. Gary will truly be missed by his family and friends. He will be buried at Miramar National Cemetery, on May 26, at 1:00 p.m. A celebration of life following the ceremony will be held at the Ramona VFW, located at, 2247 Kelly Ave, Ramona, Calif. at approximately 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to celebrate with us. In Lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the VFW Post 3783 in Gary's name. Please sign the guest book online at ramonasentinel .
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Published in the Ramona Sentinel on May 19, 2016
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