A photo of Gary Norman Eberhard

Gary Norman Eberhard

June 4, 1946 - September 4, 2022

Gary Norman Eberhard, age 76, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 4, 1946, he was the son of the late George Eberhard and Ruby (Wimmer) Eberhard.  After graduating Middletown High School Gary enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a dedicated employee of Chrysler for 37 years where he developed the recycling program at the Newark assembly plant and would then travel to other Chrysler locations to set up their recycling programs.  He received many awards, one of which was the Chairman’s Award.  He was also contracted by General Motors to set up recycling programs at their plants.

In his retirement years he enjoyed boating, camping, volunteering at the animal shelters and enjoyed nature.  In 2019, he and his wife moved to Myrtle Beach, which became his happy place.

Gary will always be remembered for his strong and optimistic outlook on life, even through his illness.  He never gave up.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane (Cordrey) Eberhard; stepsons, Michael and Christopher Fleetwood; special aunt, Dot Schreppler; sister, Deborah Harmon (Paul); cousins, Stephen and Edwin Schreppler; many dear friends; and his 2 faithful companions, Maggie and Macie.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE where a funeral service will begin at 3:00 pm. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 DuPont Highway, Middletown, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s name to Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 South Highway 17, Garden City, SC 29576.

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  • Diane, I cannot pretend that there is an easy answer for this dark experience of loss and grief. But what I can do is testify to the power of the human spirit to persevere. You will find the strength to live life again, Gary would want you to do just that.

  • Diane, I’m so sorry for your loss of Gary. His spirit and love will always remain in your heart, that never leaves us. When you need comfort hug those two beautiful fur babies: Maggie and Macie, they will always be there for you as they were for Gary.

  • Diane we are so very sorry for your loss. Gary was one of a kind and a priceless friend, he will be missed.

  • Diane so sorry for your loss , I feel blessed to have known Gary for over thirty years working with Gary in the recycle program were the best years i had there at chrysler he was the best boss i ever had , he became my very best friend i will miss him dearly

  • I really enjoyed the video. It was nice to see him doing the things he enjoyed. He must have been an outstanding husband and stepfather. Thank you for sharing these memories. Death is truly our enemy. I look for to the time when death will be no more as quoted in Revelations 21:3,4.