Neill Funeral Home

3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA


Gary Lee Messimer

August 9, 1945June 26, 2019

Gary Lee Messimer, 73, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Gardens at West Shore. He was born August 9, 1945, in Rutherford Heights, PA; he was the son of the late Merle and Ellen (Brunner) Messimer; and preceded in death by two brothers, Merle D.L. Messimer Sr. and James E. Messimer Sr.; and two sisters, Wendie Mae Messimer and Brenda J. Noble. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Dawson; and his granddaughter, Alexis C. Thompson. Gary was a retired employee for Slough Flooring, Penbrook. A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Dellville Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Gary Lee Messimer

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Melissa Dawson (Messimer)

July 1, 2019

I have so many memories of my daddy, but I loved when he would come over and sit on my deck with his buddy (Apollo) (my boxer dog)..They loved each other so and it made my daddy happy!!

Cindy Wagner

June 28, 2019

One of my favorite memories of time spent with Gary was when we were young, we would go to Dave's Dream for a hot fudge sundae with a cherry on top!