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.