Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL


Gary L Schwarz

March 31, 1936April 18, 2013

Gary L. Schwarz, 77, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Belleville, Ill., born March 31, 1936, in Belleville, Ill., passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Ill.

Gary was a retired civil service worker. He attended Cathedral High School in Belleville, Ill., and graduated from St. Mary's University in Texas. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1028.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Amanda, nee Sticka, Schwarz.

Surviving are his cousins and special friends who were there to help him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Alzheimer's Association . Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Green Mount Catholic Cemetery Chapel, Belleville, Ill.



  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Gary L Schwarz

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May 6, 2013

Gary and I have been good friends from the time I met him in OBC at Fort Sill Oklahoma in late 1959. Since then we visited quite a few times, and enjoyed bowling. In recent years we visited by phone several times per year. He was a great friend and a wonderful person. He will be missed.

Ken Stone, Warrensburg, MO

mark ciecka

April 29, 2013

I really respected Gary on how he did so much for his mother and father during their lifetime and especially when they became ill and he cared for them so very well. I bought his parents and his family home so I always feel a real closeness to his parents Hank and Manda and him. May he rest in peace. He was a good man.

April 24, 2013

Was so sorry to hear about Gary..... In the brief time I knew him I could tell he was a great guy. He was very brave & upbeat in his dire situation. I'm glad we were able to make his life a little easier for a short while.
Connie Merrell
Visiting Angels Senior Homecare

Trish Kinnison

April 22, 2013

I really enjoyed the time I spent with Gary even though I only know him a short time. I will miss him.

Gene Wiggins

April 22, 2013

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree's spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in building 50, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.

April 22, 2013

My husband and I are so very sad at the passing of Gary. We always enjoyed talking to him and spending time with him. Mike and Sue Meyer

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