A photo of Gary Alan Feurer

Gary Alan Feurer

February 19, 1942 - December 3, 2020

Gary Alan Feurer, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Seasons Hospice Unit at Christiana Hospital with his wife and daughter at his side.

Born in 1942 in Marion, IL, he was the son of the late Walter and Freida Feurer. Gary graduated from Marion High School, attended MIT, and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Music Education. Before falling in love with computers, he was a beloved high school music teacher in Massachusetts. Gary enjoyed performing in and directing shows with the Gateway Players of Southbridge. He later moved to Delaware to pursue a new career in computers at the University of Delaware. Gary studied Artificial Intelligence and became a Programmer Analyst for the Office of Educational Technology. His nickname was “Gary Gadget.” Gary loved “How-to Manuals” and could fix just about anything. His many past-times included playing the piano for his church choir, photographing sunsets, researching his family genealogy, and always enjoying a good pun. One of Gary’s favorite things was to go on a road trip with Anne. Together, they visited all 50 states in the US and several European countries.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Anne (Mulholland); daughter, Maria; sister, Gayle; many cousins; and several nieces and nephews. 

Due to COVID-19, a private service will be held for immediate family and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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  • Dear Anne and family,
    I was so sorry to see Gary’s obituary in the newspaper today.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May the good memories you have of Gary bring you comfort and May he Rest In Peace.
    Fondly,
    Rochelle

  • Dear Anne and Maria, We were so sorry to see that Gary has passed away. Seeing his picture brought back so many wonderful memories of living next door to you in Kemblesville. I loved visiting your home – always so welcoming. I do remember how very handy Gary was! You are both in our thoughts and prayers – I know it is especially difficult at this time of year. Take care, Angela, Natalie and Caroline

  • Love you, Anne and Maria! And I miss the best big brother in the world! I always was and still am so very proud of you, Gary Alan!

  • Dear Anne and Maria; We are very sorry to learn of the death of one of my favorite cousins who was but a few months younger than me. His love of music was infectious and it bolstered a love which was growing in me. We spent a lot of time together, both in Marion and in Chicago where I have lived, and I always looked forward to the 312 mile trip with my folks to Marion where I knew I would be able to spend time with Gary.

  • Gary was a wonderful friend at MIT. His piano playing and song lead during pledge week brought together a group of us who’ve stayed pals ever since. Thank you so much Gary, and much love to Anne, Maria, and Gayle

  • The world lost a great man. I was proud to have been his friend. My love to Anne, Maria and Gayle.

  • My wife, Dr. Madeline Lambrecht and I extend our condolences to your family. I worked in Educational Technology at the University and while we were not in the same department, I always enjoyed Gary’s sense of humor and his ability to connect with other people.

  • Mr Feurer was my wonderful music teacher at Southbridge High when I sang in The Troubadours and other choirs. I have been in choruses ever since then in large part due to his influence. An old friend just gave me the news of his recent passing. I send my condolences to his family. My guess is he is organizing a choir up there in heaven and probably telling terrible puns!