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Gary Allen Huggler

May 13, 1948 - October 13, 2018


Gary Allen Huggler, age 70, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 13, 1948, he was the son of the late Theodore E. and Janis Adele (Lake) Huggler. Gary graduated from Christiana High School in 1966. He enlisted with the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War and was a proud recipient of a Purple Heart. Gary dedicated his career with Verizon, the former Bell Telephone as a lineman and retired after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a lifetime member of the Delaware Saengerbund.

Gary is survived by his sister, Cheryl Cox (Jerry); nieces, Shannon Walsh (Jim), Alison Touchton-Wilt (Andrew) and Jennifer Cox; several great nieces and nephews, cousins; and his dear friend, Claire Currey.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12:30 pm on Monday, October 22, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gary’s memory to the Delaware Saengerbund, 49 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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12 Condolences for Gary Allen Huggler

  • Rest in peace my friend! May you find a golf course and gaggle to play with every day in your new home. Will miss you!

  • Rest In Peace dear cousin.
    You always seemed so much older than me. You, the eldest of the cousins, and me the youngest. Though we did not talk too much I will always remember and cherish the wonderful conversation we had about our grandfather, Stafford Lake. I loved how you told me about all the special things you had kept of grandpa’s and how much they meant to you. I felt so much closer to you after that. Holding you forever in my heart dear Gary.

  • Rest in peace my friend,
    We had some great times together with lots of laughs. The hops and barley that we consumed kept the breweries in business! Linda & I, with our family and friends, spent last weekend at Grays Run. My thoughts were with you and Cheryl the entire time we were there. I will cherish the memories of our childhood together and how you tried to talk me out of joining the Marine Corps. Semper Fi, Cousin! I’ll see again someday Brother!

  • Rest in peace now cousin. As I start to write this I can hear your laugh and see that great smile, thank you for being there when I needed you! I was young dumb and full of energy when you let me come live with you and handing me the keys to your Challenger and telling to go learn the area. Encouraging me, helping me to mature, no one knew how you helped to guide me you always kept that between us. Thank you and may God bless your soul, til we meet again. I love you.

  • Gary,
    I will always remember our get togethers. Starting with our group when we all made it safely back from Vietnam, our group the F.U.F. We continued to meet one another as a smaller group called the “Boys of Malvern”. This continued up to recently at our lunches at Michael’s this year. We have lost several members of the Class of 66 from Christiana, this is sad. You will be missed. I never knew you also had a Purple Heart from wounds received in Vietnam. Our little group will miss you. Rest in Peace Brother.

  • Gary,

    We were friends since Junior High School and had many adventures together. No one ever had a better friend. My wife Judy and I (you were our best man) will miss you greatly. RIP.

  • To the Family Of Gary Huggler
    In this difficult time may God hold you close to His heart
    where He can feel your deepest loss and fill you with His deepest love.

    With Sincere Sympathy
    The staff of Heartland Hospice

  • Gary,
    May you rest in peace. You were a great person, always lending a helping hand or a listening ear. The DSB will not be the same without you. My Mom and I send our sincerest sympathies to the family…God bless you.
    Sieglinde and Monica Elischer

  • Gary you were one of the good ones. I join the legion of people that regret your loss. My heart goes out to all your friends and family. Class of ’66.

  • I enjoyed working with Gary for many years at Verizon. He was always willing to lend a hand on a difficult job. We would swap stories about our time in the Army, he was very proud of his service to his country. Rest in peace.

  • Gary was a perfect neighbor for 37 years. He was always friendly, and good to our children while they were growing up. I will miss our daily chats when we got our mail. He always had a smile for me
    Besides his 40 year love for the Delaware Saengerbund I think his other passion had to be golfing with Wayne and Fred. I always enjoyed seeing Gary head out to golf.
    I know he loved his kitty cats Bob and Stink. Along with other pets throughout the years. Gary always took care of the birds keeping the bird feeder full.
    We will miss Gary in our lives.
    God bless Gary and his loving caring sister Cheryl and his niece’s along with his good friend Claire.

  • To Gary’s family,
    Condolences from the Mauk family. We belong to DSB and always enjoyed Gary’s company.