Gary peacefully passed from this life at his home in Northridge, where he was a resident for 41 years. He was born in Portland, OR. Gary worked for Unocal for 40 years. Survivors include his wife of 59 ½ years, Margo; daughters, Cindy Lauffer & Pam Hoyt; and son, Stanley O'Connell. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Amanda and Austin Lauffer and Conner and Kyle Hoyt.
A memorial service will be held March 22nd, 10:00 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Parkinson Research Foundation.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Mar. 18, 2014