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Garry Lee Schwalbauch  

Garry Lee Schwalbauch
“Slim”

April 1, 1955 –¬†March 20, 2016

Garry Lee Schwalbauch, known fondly as “Slim,” age 60, of Rock Hall, MD, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Born in Springfield, OH on April 1, 1955, Garry was a son of the late Harold Wayne and Kaylee Ann (Foster) Schwalbauch.

He loved riding his motorcycle and looked forward to spending time with his family. Garry adored his pet Chihuahuas who held a special place in his heart. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Garry was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby, Hank and Phillip. He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Jody Schwalbauch; children, Rachel, Nick, Heather, Felicia, Shawn and Larry; brothers, Ronnie, Timmy and Donnie; sisters, Candy, Nancy and Vicky; and 14 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Monday afternoon, March 28, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will be held privately.

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  1. Geraldine Pierson, March 21, 2016

    Gary was my cousin and I my heart goes out to each one of his family members and his wife, children, grandchildren and my cousin’s Candy, Nancy, Donnie and Ronnie. God be with all of you!

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  2. Stephen Moores, March 21, 2016

    Sorry for your loss, Rachel, your family, and friends.
    “Death leaves a heartache
    no one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory no
    one can steal.”

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  3. Patti & Ron Tranum, March 21, 2016

    Dear Candy and family: Ron and I are saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved brother/uncle. We pray you find solace in your memories. May God bless you all in your time of grief.

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  4. Deb Burchett, March 21, 2016

    Loved his smile and big heart. Will miss you.

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  5. Deborah Nocho, March 21, 2016

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  6. Denise Hepbron, March 21, 2016

    I first met Gary at his brother in laws wedding which I had a special part in. He was so funny and I just had so much fun that day with him and the family. Peace and love to you all. Thinking of you with much love jody,larry,sean,tay,amber,eddie,sarah,michael and family and to Gary’s children and siblings.

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  7. Dee williams, March 21, 2016

    Sorry for your loss Rachael,please tell your brother and sisters they are in our prayers.May the peace of our Lord be with the family.Let not your hearts be troubled. Much love in Christ.Dee n family

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  8. Sharon Sullivan, March 21, 2016

    Gary was my brother in law, and I forgot about everyone calling him “Slim,” and his belly was actually something I best remember because it was the only thing that could stop his newborn nephew, Patrick from crying. He really loved all of us, and especially the children. He had an unforgettable laugh and a twinkle in his eyes. I know how much he loved Jodi and how happy they were on their wedding day. Sarah and I were both very pregnant at that time. I still remember the rumble of the Harley’s, so to compare that power to the spirit of life, the heartbeat’s a bit louder in the sound. Then the celebration, party and dancing….and I leave you with my best consoling in this hour of grief…Psalms 30 “He turns our mourning into dancing.” Amen

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  9. sharyn ferguson, March 22, 2016

    Jody–i am so sorry. please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. i’ll be down soon and we’ll talk. love you sis. RIP Gary.

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  10. Robert Stevenson, March 28, 2016

    Prayers and condolences. God bless and RIP Gary

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