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KEATING, Gary W. 59 years old, of Long Beach, died November 6, 2009, from complications related to diabetes. Gary was born and raised in Long Beach and graduated from Millikan H.S. and CSULB. As a youth, he loved flying and was a licensed pilot, he worked in several airplane related fields before...

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I was so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. His smile lit up Millikan High School-whether cheerleading or just walking down the hall-our class of '68 was the better because he was there.

My deepest sympathy,
Cheryl Daniel Partridge

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May your fond memories bring you comfort. Gary inspired us so much as a Cheerleader, leading us all in happy times of fun and laughter.

November 17, 2009
Just checked my mail and discovered this very sad news of Gary's passing. I will always remember Gary as being a friend to everyone and having such a great attitude. My sympathy to his family and those very close to him.
Jerry Sandness

I am terribly saddened to hear of Garys passing. My deepest sympathies to his family.
P. Olden Blackwell

I am terribly saddened to hear of Garys passing. My deepest sympathies to his family.
P. Olden Blackwell

Nancy Ludlam contacted me thru my blog re Gary, but didntt mention his paassing. I felt something sad might be haappened, so my huusband and I looked it up. We are so saddened. We knew Gary thru Flight Safety, Long Beach. What a great guy with great humor. I dug up a picture takeen about 5-6 yrs ago at a Quiet Bird function at Long Beach Airport. Me, Gary, Lindsay Gow and Hugh Gilbert are in it. That was the last I saw Gary. Glad I have the picture. Rest in peace brother.

Jeff and I remember good times with Gary--especially flying with him to a USC/Stanford game. He was a great guy. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Jeff and Gwynne Anderson

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Gary's passing. Gary was a friend and fellow gymnast when we attended Millikan H.S. I always admired Gary's passion for all things aeronautical.

I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was a great friend who always kept things on the light side. I will always remember his funloving style. My condolences to his family at this time of sorrow and may his memory live on for a long time.