Gary W. Stear

Gary W. Stear, 67, of Kittanning, died Thursday evening, August 9, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born on March 25, 1951, in Punxsutawney he was a son of the late Ermond L. and Ellen M. (Bair) Stear.

He was married on June 27, 1992, to Donna K. (Goldstrohm). He drove truck for various companies including LTG. He also worked for Mayport Valley Farms after he retired from trucking. He enjoyed camping, riding four wheelers, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his wife Donna K. Stear of Kittanning, three children, Jaime Peffer and her fiance’ Jason of Mayport, Tina Garrett and her husband John of Dayton, and Bob Martin and his wife Misty of New Bethlehem, six grandchildren, McKenzie Peffer, Taylor Martin and her fiance’ Cameron George, Randall Garrett, Nevaeh Martin, Canyon Martin, and Brinley Martin, and one great-grandson, Zachary Wayne George.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Stear.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. The funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Lyle Westover officiating.

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