GARCIA - Gary Louis Age 72, of Easton, MD, passed away on August 16, 2020 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Born October 1947, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Mary (Siepierski) Garcia. As a young child with a very curious mind, Gary developed a wide range of skills. One of his projects at the age of 16, was building his own motorboat and traveling the Erie Canal to the New York World's Fair, in 1964. Never idle, he restored cars and homes while creating furniture and distinctive millwork among many other pursuits. A graduate of RIT in mechanical engineering, Gary enjoyed a fruitful career designing valve components for a variety of applications, while holding numerous patents. Having a love of the water, he lived on Seneca Lake, in New York State, after moving there from Newark, NY. Gary was the father of two daughters, Dawn George (Lee) and Jennifer. Gary was also the proud grandfather of Logan and Cameron George. Spending time with his family was always the highlight of his life. Surviving family members include sisters, Joy (Calvin) Culver, Lynn (Dan) Barufaldi, Ellen Schwegler, Lisa (Nitin) Karkhanis; numerous nieces and nephews; Godfather, Uncle Edward Koczanowski; and his former wife, Kathy Cook. Gary was predeceased by his brother-in-law James Schwegler and his grandnephew, Owen Culver. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. https://www.affordablefunerals.net/memorials/gary-garcia/4304651/
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