Gary Randall Grundy
Grundy, Gary Randall
Mar. 13, 1946 - Apr. 3, 2013
Gary R. Grundy, 67, of Longboat Key, formerly of Richmond, VA, died peacefully at home on April 3, 2013. A service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by: National Cremation and Burial Society. Born on March 13, 1946, he was the son of Allan H. Grundy Sr. and Gladys Ford Grundy. He attended VA Tech University and VA Commonwealth University. He had been employed by Philip Morris USA for 25 years in facilities management, and formerly by Old Dominion Camera Company. Gary was a Past President of the RealRail Model Train Club of Sarasota-Bradenton, volunteered at Mote Marine for Tampa Bay Redfish Stock Enhancement, won the Civic Beautification Award from Longboat Key Garden Club, won the Piedmont District and VA state awards for indoor gardening given by Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and won second place high points trophy for two successive years in CBYRA and MORC sailboat racing on Chesapeake Bay. He was raised in the Baptist Church, and served as Assistant Scout Master for a United Methodist Church scouting troop in Richmond. He was a friend of Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria, FL; a member of the Sarasota Yacht Club, and former member of Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Gary also had many other interests, including scuba diving, snow skiing, hunting, shooting and photography. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for ten years, and the only CGA sailing instructor for 5th Coast Guard district of the lower Chesapeake Bay area; he taught sailing for the Coast Guard Safe Boating course, and also taught the full sailing course. He is survived by his wife, Betsy; his brother, Allan H. Grundy, Jr., and sister-in-law, Jane Grundy; three nephews, Steve (Joyce) Grundy, Mark (Susan) Grundy, and Jim Grundy; great nephew, Patrick Grundy; and great nieces, Laura Grundy, Megan (Ryan) Johnson, and Kathleen Grundy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236; RealRail, P. O. Box 239, Tallevast, FL 34270; Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216; or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.

Published by Herald Tribune from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013.
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A true friend who shared many ideas and hints on model railroading. I will miss him
Kim Prince
April 22, 2013
I feel lucky to have know Gary thru the train club, he will be missed. You are in my prayers.
Ed Boyett
April 22, 2013
April 22,2013


Although I only knew Gary for Five years I learned so much from him. The main thing he taught me was to slow down and enjoy the hobby. I will miss him.
Steven & Joan Haber
April 22, 2013
It is with sad heart to learn of Gary's passing. Though I never had the opportunity to know him well, he must have been a really special person or you would not have chosen him to be your own. Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and I am so sorry for your loss. Miles have kept us apart since high school, but school friends are always in our hearts and soul. We mourn with you.
Daphine & Bob Allen
April 15, 2013
We feel so lucky to have known Gary through the train club. So many good times with Gary and Betsy! Thinking of you, Betsy, and your family. Sending hugs.
Marilyn & Bill Highland
April 10, 2013
Gary was a good neighbor and friend. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and did much to add to our enjoyment of living in Florida.
Paul & JP Russo
April 10, 2013
Betsy, thinking of you. With deepest sympathy and love, Ann Claiborne
Ann Claiborne Christian
April 8, 2013
Betsy - You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol Orndorff Bricker
April 8, 2013
So sorry to learn of your loss. I know you were a devoted wife and will have nothing to regret, but still much to mourn. Love
Deane Brasfield
April 8, 2013
Patrick and I had very good times with Gary and Betsy especially the "Jazz Cruises on Sarasota Bay". Remember Betsy? My love and prayers are with you Betsy and I will be in touch.
Love Barb
April 8, 2013
Betsy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
With my deepest sympathy,
Nancy Lanier Player
April 8, 2013
Gary's remarkable accomplishments, deserving high praise and commendation, will comfort you at this trying time. My sympathies to you, Betsy.
Janet Farquhar Smith
April 8, 2013
Gary was a wonderful friend and an exceptional individual. He will be missed by all. Our prayers go out to Betsy and all their family.
Ellen and Gary Kinsler
April 8, 2013
Gary was such a wonderful person. I pray that his family will find peace and solace in the name of Jesus. RIP Gary.
Anna Allen
April 8, 2013
Gary was the ultimate professional. Always willing to help, and our "go too" guy. I really enjoyed working with Gary, he was very competent, detailed oriented and always delivered on his promises. RIP, Gary. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Susan Tansey
April 8, 2013
Gary was a super guy. He help me on many occasions at PM TC. Rest in Peace, thanks for everything, Gary !
Mike Bryant
April 7, 2013
Sad to see another member of the Thomas Jefferson Class of '64 pass. I well remember Gary's interest in trains dating back to before he moved to West Franklin Street. My condolences to his family.
Bob Miller
April 7, 2013
Sorry to see another member of the Thomas Jefferson Class of '64 pass. I spent many years in school with Gary and remember his love of trains dating back to when he lived on Floyd(?) Avenue. My condolences to his family.
Bob Miller
April 7, 2013
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