Gary L. Ginther, 76, of 1037 Theresia Street, St. Marys, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born August 29, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy and Gertrude Vollmer Ginther. On November 7, 1981 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Aurelia H. Halloran, who survives.
Mr. Ginther was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of Grotzinger Equipment Company. He was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, canning, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he survived by two step-daughters, Stephanie Ackman and her husband Jim of Erie, and Cindy Sorg and her husband Paul of Ridgway; a step-son, Charles â€śBuddyâ€ť Emmert and his wife Angie of St. Marys; seven step-grandchildren, Amanda Ackman, Rachel Ackman, Tyler Ackman, Madelyn Sorg, Olivia Sorg, Luke Sorg, and Josie Sorg; two sisters, Susan Kaveney and her husband Jim of St. Marys, and Cathy Trumbull and her husband Fred â€śFritzâ€ť of St. Marys; four brothers, Dennis Ginther and his wife Alice of St. Marys, Thomas Ginther and his wife Cookie of St. Marys, Frank Ginther and his wife Connie of St. Marys, and Roger Ginther of St. Marys; and by nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Ginther; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Ginther.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gary L. Ginther will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, May 17 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.