Gary David Sakavage, 51, of Plains Township, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his home.
He was born Dec. 23, 1961, in Fairbanks, Ala. Gary was the son of Barbara Day Sakavage and the late Joseph Sakavage Sr. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School, class of 1979.
He was employed with Benco Dental Co. for 13 years. He also was a car detailer for Valley Chevrolet and Coccia Ford. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre.
He was an avid fisherman, known as "Walleye Slayer."
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Sakavage Sr.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Beverly Spak Sakavage; his mother, Barbara Day Sakavage; his daughter, Chelsea Sakavage; his brother, Joey Sakavage; his niece and her husband, Christine and Mark Gozick, and their children, Marley and Collin Gozick; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held for his family and friends with Father Joseph Kearney officiating. Interment will be private.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township.