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Volusia Memorial Funeral Home

4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL

OBITUARY

Gary Michael Koslik

November 29, 1951June 15, 2019
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Gary Michael Koslik, 67, of Port Orange, FL passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born November 29, 1951, in Springfield, MA to his loving parents Joseph and Theresa Koslik. After faithfully serving his country in the United States Army Gary traveled and played with several different show bands. In 1995 Gary relocated his family to Florida. Gary lived his life to the fullest. He told those around him that the Military and God saved his life. He used that Grace to become a hard worker and someone that could get along with everyone. He loved to make others laugh with his quiet reserved sense of humor. Gary’s facial expressions alone could make you laugh. When he was not playing music, he was sitting in the garage listening to it. One of his favorite things to do each evening was to eat popcorn and pretzels and you could always find his fur baby, Oscar, close by. Gary learned to trust in God. He believed that God gave him his gift for music and that music was always very healing for him. Gary leaves a legacy as someone who was not only very positive and found the good in everyone but, someone that helped those around him find the good in themselves. Gary is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Julie (Goulet) Koslik; daughters, Samantha Koslik and Niki (Leo) Cannyn; brother Joe Koslik and sister Diana Yurko; mother-in-law Rita Goulet, sisters-in-law Carol Goulet, Janet (John) Orszulak; brother-in-law Jerry (Kathi) Goulet; and his beloved cat, Oscar. A Celebration of Life Service for Gary is planned for Sunday, June 30, 2019 from to 2pm – 5pm at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home located at 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Gary Koslik’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project. Gary’s family would like to give a special thank you to Derek and Brittney for their unwavering love and support.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Ann Newman

June 25, 2019

Great guy, great musician, great memories. I’m sure you’re a welcomed addition to the band of angels playing in heaven. Let the music live on. Love and prayers to The Koslik family.

Alice Losasso

June 25, 2019

I didn't know Gary long, but it was an honor and priviliage to have known him. He was always gracious, friendly and welcoming. He used his gift of music to make everyone he came in contact with happy. A wonderful man who will be greatly missed.

Brent DeJong

June 24, 2019

Gary and I met at a Jam session in 2006 at Piranha Grille in Ormond Beach Fl. I was in awe of his playing ability. He was always a friend to me from that point. He helped me with benefits and even some Jam sessions I hosted. He had a very kind heart and was friendly to everyone he met. I called him my friend because he was just that, a true friend that I am going to miss for the rest of my days The Lord grants me. Play On My Brother

Robert Panek

June 24, 2019

Gary was and will always be a shining star in the Daytona Beach music community. His talent was only surpassed by his kind and gentle demeanor. Rest easy Gary until we meet again. You are sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. I hope you get to jam with some of the greats who went before you.

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