Gary L. Stouffer Sr., of Newport, PA, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the age of 68.
Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Ada Stouffer; his children, Christopher Stouffer, and his wife Kelly; Jason Stouffer, and his wife Adrian; grandchildren, Shannon Stouffer, Juilea Cline, Vanessa Stouffer, Shane Stouffer, Olivia Stouffer, Tyson Stouffer and Dane Stouffer; great granddaughter, Brooklyn Stouffer; siblings, Donna Christ, and spouse, Barry, Pam Keim, Susan Stoneroad, and spouse, Larry, Ray Cree Jr., and his spouse, Sharon and Kellie Peterson. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary L. Stouffer Jr., his mother, Mary A. Cree, his stepfather, Ray Cree Sr., his brother-in-law, Ken Keim and his great nephew, Bryce Wilhelm.
Gary was born in Franklin County, PA on January 22nd, 1949. He was a graduate of Newport High School (1966), served in the U.S. Navy Seabees and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Gary recently retired after 29 years of service with Rettew Associates as Regional Vice President. He was an integral stakeholder who helped Rettew grow from 30 to over 400 employees and expand into multiple states.
In retirement, Gary fulfilled his lifelong dream of adventure by traveling the United States with his wife, Ada, in their motorhome. He was a loving, caring person who always put his family first. Spending time with his family, traveling and hunting with his sons were his passions. Gary was a man that had a huge impact on so many lives. From coaching little league to his career to being a devoted family man, Gary gave 110% as a husband, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend, leader, mentor and coach. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
A viewing will be held on Sunday November 5th from 1-3 PM at the Newport Life Center located at 27 West Shortcut Rd, Newport, PA. A service will follow at 3PM followed by light fare and merriment.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sponsoring a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. Gary and Ada were actively involved with this organization as their son, Gary Stouffer Jr., was laid to rest at Arlington. http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/sponsor-a-wreath