Howard W. Gary

EAST POLAND — Howard Warren Gary, 60, of East Poland, died on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home surrounded by loving family and friends.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1950, the son of Wilfred and Dorothy (Thurston) Gary. He graduated from Edward Little 1968 and after high school he joined the Armed Forces where he received an honorable discharge from the Air National Guard in 1974. He was a lineman for Verizon (previously New England Telephone and Nynex) from 1970-1996 and then he worked for Dead River Oil Company.
He dedicated his life to Empire Grove Campmeeting Association as manager and groundskeeper for more than 25 years. His multi-talents were inspiring to all who knew him and showed his vibrancy of living. He offered his stability, reverence, spirituality, and creativity with his own sense of humor. He was also part of the recreation department, and involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Androscoggin County.
Howard could build anything and everything. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and with his wife, with whom he built a house. He also enjoyed playing cribbage, hiking and camping, fishing with his friends, and ice hockey games.
He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Dorothy (Thurston) Gary; and his brother, Richard Gary.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Estes) Gary; daughter, Krista (Gary) Atwood; three stepdaughters, Katie (McAllister) Libby, Kristina (McAllister) Wilson and Kayla Nowell of Bridgton; brother Arthur Gary; two grandsons; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A private service for immediate family and close friends will be held next week. A memorial service will be scheduled for the early summer. Condolences may be expressed at
Donations in Howard’s honor may be made to: Empire Grove United Methodist Campmeeting Association, P.O. Box 35, East Poland, ME 04230 or to The ALS Association Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301.

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