In Memory

Garry J. Vass

Garry J. Vass

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06/30/18 12:36 PM #1    

Barbara Perkins (Perkins)

So glad he was able to make it over from England for our 50th reunion. He pushed himself through quite a number of adversities. 

06/30/18 03:36 PM #2    

Sue W. Cates (Willis)

So sorry to hear of Garry's passing.  Below is a link to his obituary.  Note that there will be a Celebration of Life in Raleigh.

06/30/18 04:01 PM #3    

Lucie L. Long

Loved catching up with him and being FB friends after the reunion. Sorry he lost his battle! Prayers for Laurie and family! 🙏

06/30/18 05:34 PM #4    

Marian L. Little (Steffner)

This makes me so sad...I did not know he was ill.. so enjoyed him at the class reunion.  What an interesting, adventuresome life he led... looks like he shared so much of that excitement with his young condolences to his family.  Marian Little Steffner 

07/01/18 10:32 AM #5    

Judy Lloyd (Lumsden)

I didn't know Garry that well in high school but have gotten to know him through Facebook over the past few years. He loved a picture I posted from our son's wedding as I was being "curious" about our Scottish friend's kilt. It was so nice to have the opportunity to talk with him at the reunion.  As Marian said, he had an interesting and enriching life.  When we lost our daughter, he sent several hearfelt messages asking if there was anything he could do for us even as he was suffering.  God bless Garry and his family.

Judy Lumsden

07/01/18 11:23 AM #6    

Mary E. Plybon (Edwards)

I am so very sad to hear of Gary’s death. I’ve enjoyed bantering with him on Facebook. His love for his family was evident in all of his posts. He lived an interesting and meaningful life... my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends on both sides of the pond. RIP my friend.







07/02/18 12:48 PM #7    

Carroll White (Terry)

I was so sorry to see this.  I, too, enjoyed being his FB friend.  I loved his whit and humor!  Prayers to his family.

08/13/18 11:34 AM #8    

Daulton West, Jr.

I was so sorry to hear of Gary's passing recently. I'm really glad that he put forth the effort to come over for our 50th Reunion. I was fortunate to run into him and chat briefly with him before the night was over. We weren't that close in high school, but Gary was a member of my Boy Scout troop when we were members of Highland United Methodist Church. I got to connect with him and get to know him a bit better on Facebook in recent years. I never knew he was sick, and was surprised to hear of his passing so relatively soon after our reunion. His was a life well lived and he will be missed.

08/20/18 07:59 AM #9    

David R. Rowland




I was in the 7th grade with Gary. As an exercise for our weekly spelling words, Coach/Teacher Lancaster would require us to find the words and their usage in the N&O or Raleigh Times. 

Gary was having trouble finding the week’s words so he called the papers for help. The writer kindly wrote an article where all words were included in the piece. Problem solved. Gary was our hero. 

This was so much Gary. It was so great to see Gary at the Reunion!

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