In Memory

Gary Beard - Class Of 1969

Gary Beard

Gary Beard Obituary

 

Gary Beard Loved by many, missed by manyGary Beard's life was full of happiness. Gary was born in Indiana on February 16, 1951. He attended LaSalle High School and graduated in 1969, and then went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1975. He later settled in California where he met and married Karen in 1986. They resided in San Rafael and eventually moved to Sonoma. Gary was a successful contractor and worked with his brother-in-law, Wayne in Marin County. He and Karen enjoyed traveling together with Wayne and ThomassineTahoe and Hawaii especially. Gary also loved camping and spending time in Trinity, and, of course, loved the San Francisco Giants! To say he is missed is an understatement. Gary is survived by his wonderful wife Karen Beard, his sister and brother-in-law, Dick and Sandy Nowatka in Peru, Illinois, stepson Bill Cuneo, grandson Austin Cuneo, Wayne and Tommi Neubauer, Richard Neubauer and Lapriel Hart, as well as Patrick and Lisa Donlan, Kathleen and Kyle Blount, dear friends Jack Van Paris and Sue, neighbor and good friend Ann Soloman, long-time friend Marcia Day and the wonderful neighbors that have been so helpful. And, of course, father to Butters the cat, who misses him terribly. More recently Gary worked at Safeway Sonoma as a courtesy clerk. Always smiling, he was loved by the staff and customers. They will miss his smile and corny jokes, as we all will. Keep the light on for us, Gar! A private family service will be held at a later date.