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Gary M., age 78, of Mahwah, NJ, passed away on April 8, 2013. Beloved husband of Theresa Grochowsky and brother of Sherry Tennyson. Loving father of Larry, Lynn, Carol, Kay and stepdaughters Pat, Lisa and Lydia. Devoted grandfather of Matthew, Mike, Amanda, Mia, Anastasia, Jenny, Sarah, Devin and Jared. Great-grandfather of Naryah, Ayden, and Tanner.
Born in Newton Kansas, he lived his adult life in NJ. He retired from Dow Chemical after nearly 40 years in sales. He then became active again in Boy Scouts serving in Troop 50 in Mahwah. He deeply enjoyed the friendships made during his 18 years in the retired men's club, Activities Unlimited. Among his favorite pastimes were hiking with buddies in the local mountains and playing pool with friends.
The family would like to express their thanks to Amedisys Hospice for their care and compassion.
Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 1-3 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ. Cremation was private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the NY-NJ Trail Conference, 156 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah NJ 07430 will be appreciated.
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Published in The Record on Apr. 10, 2013