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Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Gary Eugene Heath

23 November , 197112 May , 2019
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Gary Eugene Heath, 47, of Chicago's South Loop passed away unexpectedly May 12. 2019. Gary was an athlete at Jefferson High School in his native Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His experiences on the field in Iowa and as a player for Lake Forest College fostered a lifelong love of the game. Lake Forest College was where he met his wife of 15 years Suzanne and forged strong friendships with his fellow Brotherhood fraternity members. He lived joyfully and enjoyed winter getaways with his family, cooking, poker, music, reading; as well as trips with his beloved parents to Florida and Las Vegas. He was a longtime compliance officer in Chicago, most recently with Wells Fargo Advisors' downtown office. In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter, Amelia; son, Robert, his parents David and Judy; in-laws Elizabeth (the late Robert) Murphy, sister in law Margaret Murphy, grandmother Shirley (the late Weldon) Maness; aunts Audrey Taylor, Sharon(Don) Irwin, Becky (Danny) Wulfekuhle, Debra (Joseph) Valunas, Cathy Shoun, Angela Bell, many beloved cousins.

A visitation will be held at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N Western Ave, Chicago, Il 60625, on Sunday May 19, 2019 from 3-6pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday May 20, 2019 at 10am. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in his memory to Old St. Mary's Church at https://oldstmarys.com/donate/. For more information please contact 773-561-6874.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 19 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 20 May , 2019

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Mike Evers

21 May 2019

Gary lived joyfully with this Superpower: He made anyone and everyone with him Happier. Always. He was the person you looked forward to seeing. I want my brother back. Love and support to Gary's family.

Patti Kunz

20 May 2019

Suzanne, kids and family!

Gary was truly one in a million and will be missed by everyone that ever crossed his path in life. Lake Forest College was a better place because he touched so many lives there. He was a kind soul and his smile infectious. Please know we are praying for you all during this difficult time. May his memory stay alive through his kids, wife and family. God bless you all!

Patti Kunz

Kelly Cummings

19 May 2019

Dave, Judy, Suzanne & Family
I was completely shocked & deeply saddened to hear of Gary's passing. Gary was the nicest & most genuine person I have ever known. Some of my fondest memories are of us growing up together from elementary through high school. Gary, Dave & Judy always treated me as family & for that I am eternally grateful. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. RIP my brother.

Jason Applegate

18 May 2019

Ace, as we knew him, had the biggest heart. He was kind, compassionate, and fun loving. He was an awesome cousin (I’ll always remember his water skiing skills). He was a loving dad to Amelia and Robert and his dogs. I can’t think of a more genuinely loving man. Our prayers are with his family. There is no doubt, Ace is waiting for us in heaven with his uncle GT!

Debbie Simon

17 May 2019

I am shocked and saddened by this terrible loss, my deepest condolences go out to his family--Gary was so great to work with, he approached all problems with a positive attitude and would explain things in a way you could understand the concepts and implement the needed changes--you could go to him for advice--he will be sorely missed--what a great work friend!

Mark Hadley

17 May 2019

I was saddened to hear the loss of an old very good friend. I grew up on the same street and went to school (Truman & Taft junior high).as Gary. I have so many great memories of those times and of parties we'd have at Garys. All the times we"d pile in the back of Dave's truck and go to Jefferson wrestling meets and football games. Dave and Judy were great parents and I'm so sorry for their loss. Gary was a good dude and a great friend. RIP bro

Chad Gallagher

16 May 2019

Dave, Judy, Suzanne and family - I am deeply saddened by this news and can only imagine the terrible grief you and your family are experiencing. Gary was a great friend to me in high school and was always someone you could count on to cheer you up or make those around him smile. I will never forget the good times, writing on his wall in the house, or the crazy get togethers we all had...I sincerely hope Suzanne and the children know how much Gary was loved by those who knew him...you are in my thoughts.

Amy Jackson

16 May 2019

I knew Gary from high school. I will never forget and remember him fondly because of his smile, friendliness to all and his comedy. He was one of the best types of people and he will be missed. Thoughts are with his family and all those you cared and loved him.

Jay Ferrari

16 May 2019

A truly affable and genuine man. Always smiling, always kind and lighthearted. We shared a lot of laughs and I hope that’s what we all remember when we think of Gary. Godspeed, brother.

Eric Meadow

16 May 2019

Gary was one of the first people I met freshman year at college. He was a very warm and genuine guy. Shared a ton of good times with him for many years. So sorry for his family’s loss.

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