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Gary A. Park, Sr.

August 23, 2021


     Gary A. Park, Sr., 80, of Chillicothe, went to be with the Lord at 10:23 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2021 in Mt. Carmel Grove City. 

     He was born April 30, 1941, in Chillicothe, to Orland and Mae Hertenstein Park.  Gary is survived by his significant other, Sharon Detty, whom he had been with for 32 years. 

     Surviving are children, Gary A. (Sherry) Park, Jr., Theresa (Gary) Blazer and Kevin (Brenda) Park; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.  He was predeceased by his father and stepmother, Orland and Ina Park; mother and stepfather, Mae and Weldon Markel; great granddaughter, Lennyx Blazer; twin sister Jerry Greene and a brother, Ronald Park.

     Gary was a retired mechanic.  He was a race fan and driver for many years.  Gary was a member of F.O.E. Aries 600.  He had much love for his cats, his family and his friends. 

     Family and friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2021.  There will be no funeral services.  In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cat Roundup Rescue PO Box 39 Richmond Dale, OH 45673.

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