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Gary W. Schwetz

March 26, 1956 – January 5, 2018

Gary Schwetz
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Condolence From: Clark Greisman
Condolence: Gary's premature death deprives this unhappy planet of a person who had made significant and meaningful contributions. Working with him was always a pleasure, and I never ended a visit to his office without learning something new. It was dreadful to witness Gary's decline, and inspiring to see his fortitude and courage in a losing battle.

My condolences to his entire family. His death leaves a big, empty space in this world; one that won't be too easily filled by someone else of his stature, talents, and generosity.
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Condolence From: Diane Schwetz & Ray Kaczorowski
Condolence: We are very sad to have lost a beloved brother. Gary was a smart, funny, loving and kind man, and we will miss him greatly. He suffered some unimaginably difficult times during the last few years, but never complained or became embittered; he was so inspirationally patient and courteous with the caregivers and people surrounding him. In addition to his serious illness, he endured the loss of Stephanie, his wonderful wife and tireless advocate who supported him through many years of surgeries and recoveries. Thankfully he can now be reunited with her in Heaven.
Since Stephanie’s tragic passing, Gary's loving daughter Lauren has done an incredible job of taking care of him. She has managed all his medical care and financial matters, and acted as his advocate with the medical treatments he's had in the last few years. She's also consistently been there for moral support as he dealt with continuing health setbacks. We cannot thank her enough for her selfless loving devotion and care for her Dad. It surely made his last years far more tolerable.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lauren and J. Adam as they cope with this painful loss of their father, and we are thankful that Gary is now in a better place, with his beautiful wife Stephanie.
Diane and Ray
Monday January 15, 2018
Condolence From: Carol (Carlson) Pilgrim
Condolence: I am so sorry to hear about Gary. We graduated together in 1974. He was always so nice. I got a chance to talk with Gary and his wife at a class reunion a few years back. Such a nice visit. Although he was unable to attend the class reunion 4 years ago, we all were thinking of him. He will have a candle lit in his memory at our next class reunion along with our other classmates that have gone on before us. You have my deepest sympathy during this most difficult time.
Sunday January 14, 2018
Condolence From: Tom Armer
Condolence: My deepest condolences.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Tom Armer
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Condolence From: Wally & Anita
Condolence: Dear Bill & Gloria,

We were so saddened to get this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.

Wally & Anita
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Condolence From: Gerry Zuka
Condolence: Gary was a student in the Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware while I was Program Staff Assistant. He was a pleasure to work with and Ron and I enjoyed our many social interactions with Gary and Stephanie. I live near Wilmington and followed his career at DCH. Such a terrible loss! Our prayers go out to Gary's family.
Tuesday January 09, 2018
Condolence From: Tony Ice
Condolence: To Jonathan:
Greetings Jonathan on this mournful occasion. My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. We know your father must have valued life dearly for amount of struggle, fight, and perseverance he demonstrated to hold onto it. Jonathan, I found it to very honorable to your father in your dedication to help him, and be by his side for comfort and encouragement; this is great demonstration of the compassion that is within you. I think I have some idea, having worked with you and talked with you the tremendous stress that resulted in your personal life and action due to the circumstances you were subject to and accepted, though you may have found it difficult to cope with. Though I know this loss is painful, I remain encouraging to fight through it as your father did, and may you find perfect at the feet of God the Father who promises to never abandon you in a time of trouble. Seek HIM, and live life to its fullest and to HIS intended will for you.
God's blessings to you and your family.
I still offer my ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on should you choose to.
Tuesday January 09, 2018
Condolence From: Mary (Goettl) Javner
Condolence: I went to Catholic School and Cadott High School with Gary and remember him fondly. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family; God bless you at this difficult time.
Monday January 08, 2018
Condolence From: Kim Smith
Condolence: Dear family of Gary , as one of Gary's nurse's over the years beginning with his initial struggles at LGH rehab carrying over to the rehab hospital . He had made remarkable progress. Was so saddened to have him in my care after setbacks more recently. I was truly astonished and heartbroken when I asked Gary where Stephanie was( as she had continually maintained bedside vigil to Gary). He responded "she died". The pain I felt at that moment was almost unbearable. There are always memories of SPECIAL patients and family members I carry and hold close to my heart. Gary and Stephanie are two of those people! May Gary and Stephanie rest in the arms of one another in paradise . Tenderly , may time ease your sorrow. With respect and admiration . Kim Smith.
Monday January 08, 2018
Condolence From: Pam Sapko
Condolence: It was my privilege to work with Gary for many years at The Delaware Center for Horticulture. He was a wonderful person and a uniquely talented, dedicated, hard-working and loyal employee. He leaves a legacy of greening, including public landscapes, tree plantings and community gardens and projects throughout Wilmington, Delaware and across the state's major highways. We can truly say that the world is a better place for Gary having been in it. Blessings to family members and friends he leaves behind and who hold his memory in their hearts.
Sunday January 07, 2018

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