Gary Gondek

November 12, 1941September 15, 2022
Obituary of Gary Gondek
Gary Benjamin Gondek, 80, was born in Carthage, New York and passed away on September 15, 2022. His family moved to Palatka FL when he was 14 and he attended Palatka Senior High School. After graduation from high school he attended St. Johns River State College and then entered the US Air Force, where he served for 4 years from 1963-1967 in the 348th Combat Support Group in Japan. After moving to Tampa Gary studied at USF and Tampa Technical Institute and worked for Verizon, then GTE, for 31 years as a network engineer and planner. Gary first loved his family, and then sports, or anything related to the outdoors. He was an avid golfer, camper and hunter. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Olivero Gondek; his son, Travis Gain Gondek; his daughter-in-law, Mindy Michelle Gondek; his grandson, Austin Tyler Vogt and significant other Taylor; grandson, Nicholas Ryan Gondek and significant other Bella; along with multiple nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin George Gondek and his mother, took Olga Gladys Bascom Gondek. He will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in a private ceremony with military honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Florida Sheriffs’ Association Boys’ Ranch or the Tampa Humane Society.

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