NEWPORT:Gary G. "Pug" Wright, 67, our beloved husband and father, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his home in Buffalo Township, Newport as the result of a farming accident. He was born August 30, 1946 to the late Glenn and Betty (Hultzapple) Wright.
He was a graduate of Newport High School Class of 1964 and a member of the former Calvary United Methodist Church. He was the owner of the former Foodrite and Wrights Market in New Bloomfield and former director of the Juniata Valley Bank. His greatest love was being home with his family on his farm and in the mountains, where he spent most of his time.
Pug is survived by his wife of 50 years, Chylene (Strickland) Wright; daughters, Colleen Wright, Chris Wright and Cathy Wright-Daniels (Jason), all of Newport; sister, Linda W. Smarr of Carlisle; grandchildren, Amanda Shirk (Dave), Hanna O'Shields, Colton Daniels and Sidney Daniels; special family friend, Michael Rice; niece, Kate Smarr and nephew, Andy Smarr.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Sunday at the Newport Family Life Center, 27 West Shortcut Rd. Newport at 3 PM with the Reverend Troy Howell officiating. There is a visitation from 1-3 PM. Private burial will be at convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Pug's memory to Newport Fire Co., Mulberry Street, Newport 17074 or New Bloomfield Fire Co., PO Box 22, New Bloomfield 17068.