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Mauller Gary Alan Mauller, age 73, of Lancaster, Ohio, died on Monday, April 17, 2017, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident while visiting family. Gary was born in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of three children. He graduated from Hamilton Township High School, received his Bachelors from Capital University and Masters from Ohio University. Excelling in athletics in both high school and college, Gary was inducted into the Capital University Football Association, Hall of Fame in 1985. After college, Mr. Mauller began a 47 year career in Education in the Lancaster City Schools System. Also serving throughout his career at Watkins Memorial and Fairfield Union, Gary culminated in the Lancaster System, assuming multiple roles including teacher, coach, principal, athletic director and Board of Education Member. Throughout his career Gary was recognized for his numerous accomplishments and commitment to both students and faculty. He was inducted into the Ohio HS Athletic Association, Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Wrestling Officials Hall of Fame, named OIAAA Athletic Director of the Year and was honored for his career accomplishments as the namesake for the Stanbery Teacher of the Year award and the Gale Pride Award, which is presented to persons or organizations whose leadership and support have greatly contributed to the betterment of Lancaster City Schools. Gary leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Bette. Together they had three children and seven grandchildren. He leaves his daughter, Tricia (Todd) Spang; sons, Matt (Laura) Mauller and Scott (Nanie) Mauller. He is also survived by Mark (Rita) Hanna and many other nieces, nephews and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Pauline Mauller, brother Ronald Mauller and sister Darlene Hanna. Calling hours for the family to receive friends will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, OHIO 43130 and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. A memorial service will take place Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 with Rev. Dr. Brian Jones and Rev. Cheryl Foulk officiating. Caring Cremation® to follow the service. Memorial gifts in Mr. Mauller's memory can be made to the Lancaster High School Athletic Boosters, c/o Jack Greathouse, 1312 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH. 43130 or Capital University, attn: Advancement Services, 1 College & Main Columbus, OH. 43209 Memo: Football Boosters. To send an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 21, 2017
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