OBITUARY

Gary Alan Stouch

June 18, 1950June 25, 2020

Gary A. Stouch, 70, of North Port, FL died on June 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM in his residence.

He was born in Pottstown, PA to Donald L. and Dorothy (Brynan) Stouch.

He was a graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School in 1968. Gary served in the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War, on the USS Coral Sea in both Korean and Vietnam waters.He was employed by the Local Steamfitters #420 for 30+ years, retiring in 2006.

Gary is survived by his wife, Susan (Rosselli) Stouch; children, Tanya R. Stouch of Birdsboro, PA, Bradley A. Butzer Jr. of Reading, PA, Rachel D. (Stouch) Whitlatch of Birdsboro, PA, Trica A. Butzer of Vero Beach, FL and Avairy F. (Stouch) Hall of Denver, PA; sister, Dorothy (Stouch) Rulli of Ontonagan, MI, brother, Donald Stouch of Gilbersville, PA; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald L. and Dorothy (Bryman) Stouch and brother, Timothy L. Stouch.

Services will take place on Monday, July 20th at 11am at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to www.TimTebowFoundation.org, www.stjude.org or www.Tidewell.org.

Arrangements made by Kays Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, FL.

Services

20 July

Funeral Service with Military Honors

11:00 am

Sarsota National Cemetery

9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
Sarasota, FL 34241

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Sondra Guffey

July 6, 2020

Gary was a kind and gentle man. He was strong of character and generous in spirit. You are missed, Gary. But we have this great Hope in us and know you are in Glory!

Jay Gordon

July 6, 2020

I did not get to spend a great deal of time with Gary, but during that abbreviated time I observed some of Gary's tremendous qualities. Although he often spoke softly, he had a strength of conviction and inner peace that was evident. He was not going to be deterred from doing the right thing, but he went about it in a way that did not draw attention to himself or force his views on others. Gary also truly had a servant's heart. During our time together with Leadership North Port, Gary never hesitated to volunteer for whatever job needed to get done. He did it with a smile and a willing spirit. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family. During this time of mourning, I hope you are comforted somewhat by the impact Gary made on others.

Paul Fellenger

July 5, 2020

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” -Prov. 18:24

Gary was that kind of a friend to me. In a culture that counts friendships through social media, I count the years and experiences of knowing Gary and feel so blessed. My memories of game nights, wine festivals, anniversary celebrations, (scotch sours!), his mentoring when I tried to be a boat captain, and on, and on... will stay with me until I see him again in heaven!

Someone already said it. Gary was a man’s man. And at the same time showing such selfless love and compassion to his family, friends and those in need. He lived out his faith in real and tangible ways.

 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. - Matt. 6:2-4

Gary is now enjoying that reward from a loving Father.

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” - 2 Cor. 4:16-18

My prayers are with Sue and the family as we say goodbye for a little while.

Jill Luke

July 3, 2020

Love is eternal! You have made a mark on many hearts and that shared love will continue through eternity. Thank you for your friendship to me. Prayers of comfort for the family - Jill Luke

Mike and Janet Marzullo

July 3, 2020

Gary was a friend and Christian brother among other things. He was a family man who cherished his wife Sue, raised five children and was proud to be a Grandpa. He was a man's man who loved hunting and fishing with trophies, photos and stories to prove his prowess. Gary was a man of integrity, stood for what was right and didn't mince words. You would want him on your side. He was a self proclaimed handy man but humble enough to ask for and accept help. He was a selfless man whose generosity was evident as he gave of himself and his God given resources. He was an open man willing to give testimony to a life that made who he had become. If you can describe a man as sweet, Gary was just that. His smile, caring and gentle ways were genuine. He loved chocolate Twizzlers, pecan pie, pineapple upside down cake and Kathy's "Cake."

We will miss you but know you are in God's glorious Kingdom and we will see you again some day.

Peg and Jim Healy

July 2, 2020

We remember Gary’s bright smile for all of us at Fisherman’s Village. His whistling as he completed all his tasks was greatly enjoyed. It was obvious that he lived
life to the fullest. We hope God enjoys the happy whistling as Gary has joined the saints in Heaven.

Don Blahnik

July 2, 2020

I met Gary about 4 yrs ago in our church small group. Right away, I knew Gary was genuine with the utmost integrity but mostly a true Christian who would give you the shirt off his back. Gary was a true believer who is resting in Jesus’ arms. With a wife like Sue, Gary had the true support of another genuine Christian, and my prayers go out to Sue and the rest of Gary’s family during this time of mourning. Please celebrate Gary’s life the way he would want to be remembered.
Yours In Christ

Kenneth Buckwalter

July 2, 2020

Gary was a great friend and positive influence on me during a rough part of my life...he was level he was steady and and took care of his own...Gary I know you are in a better place now and it was a truly positive experience to know you.
God bless your family as they move on without you...You did good by them.

Kathy Burnam

July 2, 2020

Gary had a contagious smile and great attitude. Truly a man of God, he always had a kind word and spirit. I had the honor of knowing him during his employment with Fishermen's Village Marina. Gone, but never to be forgotten.

Patti Allen

July 2, 2020

Gary by far was one of the best employee's that I have ever had. Fantastic personality and a joy to be around. Heaven is getting a good one.

FROM THE FAMILY