Gary W. Gruwell
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Gary W. Gruwell, 77, Reno, died 4-7-12. Born in Handford, CA, and graduated from Leemore High School. Served in the U.S. Air force during Korean conflict, where he was in Special Forces and swam competitively for the Air Force. Retired from Security Nat'l Bank in 1989. Served as President of the Sacramento chapter of the American Bankers Assn., President Pollock Pines, CA Rotary Club, and President of Huntington Beach Lions Club twice. Moved to Reno from Huntington Beach in 1993 with his wife, Marty, who survives him. He is also survived by 4 sons, Scott Gruwell, Idaho; Gary Gruwell, Alaska; Todd Gruwell, Reno; and Joel Gruwell, Calif., 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and his dog, Sofia. He loved golfing, fishing & the monthly poker night with his buddies. Gary was a very loving & patient husband, great father & a very fair man. He is truly missed. He donated his body to the UNR School of Medicine. Arrangements made by Walton's Funeral Home. A family & friends' get-together will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno NV 89502.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Apr. 17, 2012