Gary Chester Stump
Analytical and Funny -
Gary Chester Stump, age 67, of Enola, died at home on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Gary was born on Sunday, April 26, 1953, in Harrisburg to the late James “Jim” Robert Stump and Eloise Kathryn (Dissinger) Stump. In addition to his parents, Gary is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Stump; and his feline companion, Max.
Gary’s survivors include his loving wife of four years, Brenda Lynn (Scholing) Stump; his two children: Alicia Stump and husband Charles Leister, Derek Stump and partner Silvana Alfonso; his four stepdaughters; his six step-grandchildren; his brother, Dennis Stump; and his cat, Tommy.
Gary graduated from Middletown High School as part of the class of 1971 and from Shippensburg University. He retired from Naval Support Activity Depot in Mechanicsburg in 2010, after several years working as a systems analyst. Gary was known for his precise, analytical mind, his creation of great lists, his planning and organizational skills, and his hard-working spirit; all of which served him well in his passion for home improvement projects. He was incredibly handy and completely remodeled several houses that he and Brenda owned. Gary was also a model train enthusiast and a really good cook and grill master. His family fondly remembers Gary as a man of conviction with strong opinions, as well as a funny man with a wicked sense of humor and sarcasm. Gary proudly celebrated 20 years of sobriety on May 1, 2020.
All are welcome to join Gary’s family for his gathering of family and friends in person at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; or via video chat or telephone on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12:15 p.m. Cremation was private.
Gary’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Gary’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.
Virtual Gathering via Video Chat
Family and friends are welcome to join Gary's family via video chat or telephone on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
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