Gary Benjamin Spory

September 6, 1950February 13, 2021

Gary Benjamin Spory, age 70, passed away on February 13, 2021 in Oak Island, North Carolina.

He was born September 6, 1950 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania the son of the late Donald and Lois (Phenicie) Spory. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dianna (Swope) Spory, his brother Donald (Butch) Spory and his son-in-law David Maola. Survived by his children Garrett (Fina) Spory and Allison Maola, twin grandchildren John David & Eleanor and brother John Spory and nephews.

Gary graduated from Johnstown High School in 1968. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp after graduation and served his country honorably in Vietnam.

He enjoyed the island life, golf, shooting pool and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

Funeral arrangements will be private.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


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Ron Jaber

February 21, 2021

I am shocked to hear about the passing of "Moose", we were very good friends, and shared many good times together, some cannot be shared, but none were mean or hurtful, we just enjoyed our times together. He was a bright, smart, loyal, true Patriot, always there for anyone. So very sad. Rest in peace and may your Memories be Eternal.

Susan Dotson

February 20, 2021

I was very sorry to hear of Gary's passing and such a short time after Dede's passing.
Ricks and my condolences to all of his family.
We lived across the street on 9th 2013-2015 before building elsewhere on the island.
Gary was pleasant to talk with, if out in the yard. Always nice to us. He was a patriot and we are thankful for his Service to our Country. He endured much with it.
May your family find strength and peace in the good memories during this difficult time.

Sue and Rick Dotson

Bill Pozun

February 20, 2021

We grew up in hornestown pa. He was my best friend. He was awesome guy.

Carl Chappell

February 20, 2021

Our sincere sympathies to Gary's family. I never met Gary or any of his family. Gary's wife, Dianna, was my niece. (She grew up here in Johnstown with her grandmother, Ruth Chappell and myself, Carl Chappell). Her mother, Margaret Swope, also deceased, was my sister. Again, we will keep both Gary and Dianna in our prayers.

Fred Huber

February 20, 2021

Gary was a great guy we had a lot fun at the various watering holes around Johnstown.