Gary R. Arblaster, Sr.

Gary R. Arblaster, Sr., age 81 of DuBois, PA, died Monday, December 21, 2020, at his residence.

Born on June 8, 193,9 in Slippery Rock, PA, he was the son of the late Merle and Edith (Stillwagon) Arblaster.

On April 8, 1967, he married his wife of 53 years, Carol Joyce (Tudor) Arblaster. She survives.

Gary was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Corps of Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operator. He continued as an equipment operator in civilian life for many years. He was also the owner/operator of Gary’s Garage at the triangle in Falls Creek, PA.

He was a founding member of Shepherd’s Grace Chapel where he was very active in serving others through visitation. He was a member of the Beechwoods Antique Car Club, the Hormtown Rifle Club, and he loved to hunt. He was also an avid gun collector.

Gary is survived by his children, Reverend Jean A. Sands and her husband Reverend Gregory Sands of DuBois, PA, Gary R. Arblaster, Jr. and his wife Amy of Homer City, PA, and Michael W. Arblaster and his wife Jennifer of Latta, SC; 11 grandchildren, Aleasha, Devin, Alexandra, Kailey, Matthew, Cooper, Samuel, Emma, Daniel, Benjamin and Caroline; 5 great grandchildren, Alayna, Ayden, Ryan, Liam, and Landyn; and 3 sisters, Carole Wood, Barb Maxwell, and Jan Ketler.

He was preceded in death by 1 infant daughter, Sherry; 1 infant grandson, Matthew; and 1 infant great grandson, Mason.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2020, from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the DuBois Alliance Church. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Gregory Sands officiating. Social distancing requirements will be followed and masks must be worn.

Burial will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to The Boot Campaign, c/o 6258 Luciusboro Road, Homer City, PA 15148.

The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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