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Preston Gartley Obituary
July 21, 1949 - August 23, 2017 Edward Preston Gartley Jr. died on August 23, 2017. Born July 21, 1949 in Waukegan, Illinois, to parents Edward "Jiggs" Gartley and Agnes Budak Gartley. Preston excelled in academics and was a young thespian, an interest he pursued as an actor in stage performances during his years at University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana where he met and later married Mellody Lynn Brummett. Following college, they moved to La Habra, CA, with their young daughter Rachel Colleen Cusick (née Gartley). Preston loved music, crossword puzzles and gardening, was an avid golfer, a Life Master in Bridge, and a Cubs fan. He is remembered as charismatic and handsome, with quick-wit, exceptional intellect, and a booming voice that matched his larger-than-life character. He is survived by his grandson Rhys, daughter Rachel (Sean), Mellody Brummett Gartley Berlage, sisters Patty Gartley and Barb Amadei, two brothers Kevin (Marsha) Gartley, and Jeff (Christine) Gartley, and nine nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 18 at 11:30am at Highland Memorial Park, 33100 North Hunt Club, Libertyville, Illinois.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 8 to Nov. 12, 2017
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