He worked as a machinist for Swagelok for 38 years. Gary was a longtime member of the Brunswick Eagles, enjoyed going camping, classic cars and especially riding his Harley Davidson. He was always willing to lend a hand and help anyone out.
Gary will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 10 years, Deanne; loving children, Christin, Jill and Ryan Cook, all of Brunswick; step children, Justin (Kathy) Rath of Medina, and Rebecca Rath of Brunswick; dear grandchildren, Madison, Brooklyn and Cullen Rath; brother, Howard (Carole) Cook; and twin sister, Cathy (Dennis) Fortesque, as well as many other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Richard.
Family will receive friends Monday, February 17, 2014 from 4 to 8 P.M. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice Services of Southwest General, 18659 Drake Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com