Gary L Burgett, age 81, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
He was born in Canton, on July 24, 1939, to the late Kenneth and Martha Burgett. He grew up on the family farm in Salineville, Ohio. Gary graduated from Irondale High School in 1957 and Muskingum College in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart Dana (Williamson) on June 11, 1961, and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Gary’s career began at Conotton Valley High School where he taught math, coached basketball, and served as the high school’s principal. Later he became an area coordinator for the Ohio Department of Education, retiring with over 40 years of service. Gary enjoyed the time he spent with people he met through his work at the many school districts in Northeast Ohio, especially his co-workers Herb and Paula. Gary was a 40+ year member of the Masonic Lodge #348 in Salineville.
Louisville became his family’s home in 1969, where they raised two daughters, Terri and Beth. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and anything having to do with being outdoors. He loved attending and watching sports, especially when his grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews were participating. Gary was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Gary never met a stranger, and he will be dearly missed by all of those who crossed his path.
Gary is survived by his wife Dana; daughters, Terri (Daryl) Moran and Beth (Larry) Bates; grandchildren: Alyssa (Jarrod) Dawson, Jarrod Moran, Alexa (Noah) Allison, and Alivia Bates; brothers, Keith (Judy) Burgett, Bruce Burgett, and Wesley (Mary) Burgett; brothers in law Ronnie (Patty) Williamson and Bill (Hazel) Williamson; sister-in-law Carol Boker, many nieces and nephews, and their children.
Services will be 11:00am on Thursday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8pm Wednesday at the funeral home with Masonic Services following at 8pm. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aultman Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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