Gary L McCullough

Gary L. McCullough, 62 of Punxsutawney passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Mr. McCullough was born on March 11, 1953 in Kittanning, PA a son of Forest and Melda (Schall) McCombs of Kittanning. His parents survive him.

Gary married his lovely wife Esther on March 3, 2000, she survives him. A U.S. Army veteran, Gary retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of honorable service. Following retirement from the military, Gary worked for PennDot and Rosebud Trucking as a truck driver.

Gary was a devoted husband and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Besides his love of family and friends, he also held a passion for guns and hunting. He was a life-long member of the National Rifle Association and regularly competed in gun-shooting competitions, particularly the bench rest competition where he was quite a marksman.

Besides his wife Esther and his parents Forest and Melda McCombs, Mr. McCullough is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Martin and her husband Matt who live in England, and Jackie Kellar and her husband Matt of Westville, OH; a son, Matt Gresock and wife Becky of Punxsutawney. Gary is also survived by a brother Barry McCombs and his wife Michelle and their children Jerod and Jordan McCombs of Kittanning; and nine grandchildren, Autumn, Wyatt and Delana Martin; Devin, Emily, Ava, and Levi Kellar; and, Gage and Derek Gresock.

Friends will be received from 7 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 April at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Dave Nagle.

Interment will follow at the Elderton District Cemetery, Elderton PA, where military honors will be accorded.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors.

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