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Gary A. Byers

Posted By Scott Hanes On February 18, 2021 @ 9:25 pm In Obituaries | 29 Comments

Byers Gary A. RESIZED

Gary A. Byers, 60, of Fremont, OH passed away at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was born on July 23, 1960 in Fremont to Thomas and Joan M. (Bender) Byers. He was a 1978 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Gary was proud to serve in the U.S. Army and was Honorably discharged on January 5, 1989. He was awarded the Army Service Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Sharpshooter Badge M-16 Rifle; expert Badge Hand Grenade; Good Conduct Medal; Driver Mechanic Badge; Overseas Service Ribbon and Army Lapel Button. Gary worked at ALKON for many years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the VFW. He showed his patriotism by attending many local parades and memorials. He was a NASCAR and Mark Martin fan. He volunteered at the Liberty Center for many years and enjoyed listening to country music. Gary loved spending time with his family and supporting his nieces and nephews at their events.

Gary is survived by his mother, Joan M. Byers; siblings, Debra (Scott) Wilfong, Annette (Butch) Hossler, Wendy (Matt) Hoffman, all of Fremont, OH and Chuck (Liz) Byers, New Hope MN; nieces and nephews, Sarah Tholen, Matthew (Kayla) Byers, Katherine Byers, Justin (Kayley Garlock) Hossler, Aaron (Sarina) Hossler and Haley Hoffman; great niece and nephew, Nora Byers and Liam Hossler.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation: Monday, February 22, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St, Fremont, OH.

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Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, February 23, 2021; 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH.

Memorials: Liberty Center, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Fremont VFW

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#1 Condolence By Mary E Halbisen On February 19, 2021 @ 12:29 am

Joanie and family—so sorry for your loss—may he rest in peace…

#2 Condolence By Jan (Roth) Albaugh On February 19, 2021 @ 1:08 am

To all the family,
I was shocked to hear about Gary. It breaks my heart that you guys are going through this.
Just know that I’m praying for all of you.
When someone you love becomes a memory.
That memory becomes a priceless treasure.
R.I.P. Gary……….

#3 Condolence By Leslie (Mitchell) Butala On February 19, 2021 @ 1:32 am

I am so saddened to hear this news. Too young. Blessings to Jonie. I grieve with you. Luv from the heart sent.

#4 Condolence By Jalil Dolton On February 19, 2021 @ 1:57 am

To Gary’s family,

I’m sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man with an amazing personality and amazing soul he will truly be missed. May he Rest In Peace

#5 Condolence By Mike Knopp On February 19, 2021 @ 1:57 am

To the Byers family, so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. May Jesus offer you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

#6 Condolence By Becky Kwiatkowski On February 19, 2021 @ 11:21 am

Aunt Joanie and family
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time!
Dan and Becky (Byers) Kwiatkowski

#7 Condolence By Darwin and Carol Maus On February 19, 2021 @ 1:55 pm

Our sincere sympathy to the family.

#8 Condolence By Ed/Dee Herman On February 19, 2021 @ 2:31 pm

Annette know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.So very sorry of your loss.

#9 Condolence By Clara Pannell On February 19, 2021 @ 3:19 pm

I know this is a difficult time for the family, and I wish I had words to make it easier. My deepest condolences on the passing of our friend Gary. Your family from Alkon

#10 Condolence By Vicki and Mike Ashton On February 19, 2021 @ 6:01 pm

Chuck and Liz, so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful brother! Love and prayers are sent to you and your Mother and sisters. The whole family will be in our prayers! Love, Sis and Mike

#11 Condolence By Molly Marquis Velez On February 19, 2021 @ 6:23 pm

I will miss our talks before 11am mass each Sunday morning. Gary always had a big smile and hug for me. He couldn’t wait to tell me about his nieces and nephews!! Rest In Peace my good friend.

#12 Condolence By Sharon Walby On February 19, 2021 @ 11:51 pm

Joni and family So sorry to hear this sad news of Gary. Sending my sympathy from Florida during this sad time. Always enjoyed talking to Gary whenever we saw each other. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I cannot be there for you my dear friend.

#13 Condolence By Chris O’Brien On February 20, 2021 @ 1:34 am

Annette and Wendy and families~
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

#14 Condolence By Brenda On February 20, 2021 @ 3:41 am

Prayers for the family I worked at almond with Gary so sad RIP Gary u will be missed .

#15 Condolence By Brenda bliss On February 20, 2021 @ 3:44 am

Prayers for the buyers family I worked at alkon with Gary so sad RIP Gary u will be missed .

#16 Condolence By LeeAnn Walker On February 20, 2021 @ 1:26 pm

We send our love & prayers from North Carolina. We are so sorry for the loss of Gary…but know he is with Uncle Tom & Uncle Jim with lots to catch up on. We will forever remember his smile & laugh. We love you all!
Aunt Faye, Shane, LeeAnn, Amia & Gauge

#17 Condolence By Kathy Burke-Gonya On February 20, 2021 @ 3:15 pm

Such a nice guy. May he rest in peace.
I am so sorry for your loss.
God bless you.
Kathy Burke-Gonya

#18 Condolence By Cindy + Craig Swartz On February 20, 2021 @ 3:22 pm

Our entire family share in your deep loss in the passing of Gary, our love and prayers are with you all

#19 Condolence By Elaine (White) Selvey On February 20, 2021 @ 8:15 pm

I was so sad to see this news of my childhood neighbor. Prayers for your whole family during this time of loss. May Jesus send his Holy Spirit to comfort you as only God can.

#20 Condolence By Jean Day On February 21, 2021 @ 12:02 am

Gary was a great guy and a hard worker. I enjoyed talking with him, he always mentioned his mother and nieces and nephews. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

#21 Condolence By Esquivel, John On February 21, 2021 @ 12:34 am

Rest easy soldier, my condolences to the family

#22 Condolence By Kelly Bender On February 22, 2021 @ 2:53 am

Some of my favorite memories of Gary were when the whole family stayed at the cottages on Lake Erie. We had such fun playing cards, eating together, chilling on the beach, going to Put-In-Bay—what a rowdy bunch we were! He just loved his family and it showed. He will certainly be missed!

#23 Condolence By Susan Keyes On February 22, 2021 @ 2:54 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying that you find some peace and comfort in the days ahead.

#24 Condolence By Juanita Byers On February 22, 2021 @ 3:17 pm

My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Gary will be missed he was a great guy. Juanita Byers and family

#25 Condolence By Scott and Amy Cutter On February 22, 2021 @ 7:10 pm

We’re very sorry to hear of your loss. Gary will truly be missed. You’re family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

#26 Condolence By Tim, Kristie, Olivia & Sophie Barbour On February 22, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

Aunt Joanie, Debbie & Scott, Chuck & Liz, Annette & Butch, and Wendy & Matt, while we can’t be with you this week in person, know that we are sending love and prayers your way. Miss you all.

#27 Condolence By Lynne Eisenman On February 22, 2021 @ 10:36 pm

Joanie and Family,

I am so sorry! May the Lord grant you peace?

Lynne Eisenman

#28 Condolence By Carol Sue (Byers) Smith On February 24, 2021 @ 12:47 am

Aunt Joan and family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. It was quite a shock when I heard. I remember many happy times with your family. Gary was always checking up on dad if he hadn’t been around the VFW for a few days. Gary always had a smile in his face and a story to tell. Our prayers have been with you all during this sad season of life. Wish I could have gotten down for his funeral.
Love, Carol Sue (Byers) & Don Smith

#29 Condolence By Dennis Byers On February 24, 2021 @ 1:42 am

May God welcome Gary into his Kingdom and be prepared for when he meets up with his Dad (Tom),an his uncle (Frankie) for Heaven may never be the same.

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