Gary Edward Garletts Sr., 80, of Dunbar, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023, at home.
He was born February 13, 1943, to the late Wilbert Garletts and the late Evelyn (Joliffe) Garletts, in Dunbar, PA.
Gary took tremendous pride in his home, which he built himself. He enjoyed DIY projects, remodeling, repairing, and planting fresh flowers each spring, to keep everything looking its very best.
In his spare time, he enjoyed going for car rides, and in his younger days, motorcycle rides, too.
Gary could always be found keeping up with the news and current events of the world around us.
He is survived by his children Gary E. Garletts Jr. and Jamie (Bill) Burchianti; his pride and joy: his beloved grandchildren, Taylor Burchianti and Ethan Burchianti; siblings, Hilda Garletts and Donna (Bob) Cole; sister-in-law, Linda Garletts as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary “Maze” (Knabenshue) Garletts; siblings, Sally Jean Smiley, Wilbert “Web” Garletts, Ronald “Ron” Garletts, Sandy Rutter and Keith Garletts; sisters-in-law, Ivy “Pudge” Garletts and Betty Garletts and brother-in-law, Donald Rutter.
Friends will be received at Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, PA, on Tuesday, July 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, July 12, from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.
Interment to follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.burhanscrousefuneralhome.com or on the funeral home’s Facebook page, @burhanscrouse.