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.
8 Condolences for Gary Norman Eberhard
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.
Jody & Jim Gilliland
Diane we are so very sorry for your loss. Gary was one of a kind and a priceless friend, he will be missed.
james l guhl
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
Jacques Grant Jr
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.
May he rest in peace God Willing
He was also survived by 2 children, Scott and Lauri Eberhard, and 2 grandchildren, Tyler and Drew Mote.
I have nothing except, fond memories of my grandfather. He was a good man and he will be prayed for even now that his suffering on this Earth has ended. May God allow us to meet again in Paradise. Rest In Peace.
Love you and praying for you still,
I thought about you a lot this week. I feel lost. Your voice is still so fresh in my mind. Whenever I call Mom to chat, I’ll constantly catch myself almost asking what you’re “up to today”. Then I remember. That hurts. Or I’ll have a question about something and I know you would know the answer. That’s when it will hit me. I’m finding that the hardest pill to swallow is knowing I’ll never see you again. Maybe that ache will fade with time. I will be up your way soon to visit.
I love you.
I miss you.
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.