Gary Allen Bluhm

Gary Allen Bluhm, Tunkhannock, died Saturday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Born in Sayre on Oct. 19, 1952, son of Mary Kreichbaum Bluhm of Tunkhannock and the late Ervin Bluhm, Gary was a 1970 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Kings College. He was the owner of Gary Bluhm Real Estate and the Endless Mountains Exterminating Co. in Tunkhannock. He served as mayor of Tunkhannock for several years and was a PIAA referee for basketball. Gary was a former member Temple Lodge 248 F&AM of Tunkhannock, Irem Temple Shrine and various other masonic organizations. He was an avid golfer and was a former member of Shadow Brook and Irem Temple Country Club. Gary was a former member of the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club, and Triton Hose Company 1. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.

Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary Elizabeth Ambrutis Bluhm. He fulfilled his pledge to his wife that he would courageously fight his Diabetes so that he could see their grandchildren grow and learn.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Heather Bluhm, Lake Winola; daughter, Kellie Jo Bluhm, Jermyn; brothers, Jeffery and sister-in-law, Betsy Bluhm, Tunkhannock; and David Bluhm, Honesdale; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jim Brown, Tunkhannock; granddaughter, Justine Bluhm; grandsons, Mark Ambrose, Michael Bluhm, Maxwell Bluhm and Hayden Bluhm; great-granddaughter, Aubrey McHenry; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, by the Rev. Richard Wright of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.

Friends may call Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to a of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafu

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 3, 2012