Gary made many friends and touched many lives during his all too short life. His smile was infectious. He cared deeply for his friends and family. I met Gary in Indianapolis, Indiana, many years ago. His intelligence and love for fun and adventure made it easy to enjoy his company. Gary and I spent many late nights discussing our hopes and dreams while exploring the cultural underbelly of Indy. Who else but Gary was willing to explore Betty Boops on Massachusetts Avenue at 3AM!It still seems wrong that there will be no more Christmas cards from Gary, no more adventures in the Big Apple,no more smiles and laughter with a true and loving friend. We must move on with our lives, but I am confident that all of his friends and family will keep a special place in their hearts for Gary. His hopes and dreams will remain as our guiding light.
Jonathan Chumley, friend
Gary was a sweet, intelligent person. His loss will be felt by many for years to come.
Loretta Wake Smith, childhood friend