Gary Lynn Hamby

January 27, 1950July 7, 2019

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Gary Lynn Hamby son, brother and partner passed away suddenly at the age of 69 years in Henderson, NV. A native of Alton, IL, Gary was born January 27, 1950. He graduated from Alton Senior High School 1968 and he served his country in the United States Air Force as a Vietnamese linguist from 1969-1976. He graduated St. Mary’s University 1979 with a BA in Management., graduated Pepperdine University 1986 with MBA in Business. Gary had a long professional career as an international business executive for Fortune 500 companies and independently, fluently speaking several languages. He was a published author in the fiction genre. Deeply passionate about golf, he loved that he was able to play in 50 countries. He was just as passionate about making a difference through helping others and charitable works. Plus, he loved writing, fine art, bridge and living in and traveling the world. Of the many places he lived abroad, one of his favorite places was Kuala Lumpur. Gary will be forever remembered by his beloved partner of six years, Nicoline Amelung from Germany and resident of Las Vegas, NV, his two sisters, Janice (Genece) Hamby, Gillespie, IL and Patricia Frederick and his brother-in-law, David Frederick, St. Augustine, FL, plus two step-sisters, Diana Smith, Bunker Hill, IL and Sharon Garret, Alton, IL. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Barnell Lee Hamby and Mary Lou Butler and his older brother, Dennis Lee Hamby. Arrangements are under the direction of Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, NV. Contributions in memory of Gary may be made to The American Diabetes Association,, or 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383}

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Genece Hamby

July 10, 2019

In a conversation today, I was sharing how Gary was always a sharp dresser. One Easter as kids, he was about 8, our Mother dressed my brothers in suits with ties, polished shoes and brim hats. From that day on, Gary became a man of suits and ties. LOL! Like custom Italian made suits and hundreds of ties! He was fussy about coordinating colors and everything was hung in his closet with precision. Finding the photo for his obituary, it really brought back that memory of how he was a man of great personal style!

David Zalba

July 9, 2019

Dear Hamby Family,
Needless to say, news of Gary's passing leaves his fellow classmates of the USAFSS DLISW with heavy hearts and a longing that we could have reunited one more time, while we plan our next gathering for October 2020. Gary will be missed greatly. During our reunion, his life and service to our country while in the USAFSS will be memorialized, along with other classmates that have gone on from this life. On behalf of all his classmates that lived with him and loved him, please accept our sincere condolences.
Slow S-A-L-U-T-E ! Rest In Peace, brother Vet !