GARY D. BARTSIASGary D. Bartsias, 61,, of Duluth, passed away on July 24, 2013 at Essentia Health.
Gary D. Bartsias, 61,, of Duluth, passed away on July 24, 2013 at Essentia Health.
Gary was born in Duluth on Dec. 4, 1951 to James and Irene (Wood) Bartsias.
He graduated from Denfeld High School in 1969. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. Gary was a cement finisher for most of his working career, operating Riverside Concrete for a number of years. He was a member of the Cement Masons Local 633. Gary enjoyed fishing and playing guitar as well as collecting coins, downhill speed skiing and rebuilding computers. He will be remembered fondly for his heart of gold, generosity and intelligence as well as his boisterous sense of humor and zest for life.
He is preceded in death by his father and beloved dogs Max and Moe.
Gary is survived by his daughter Suzanne; his mother; siblings, Jim (Kathy), Karen (Randy) Nelson, Larry (Kelly), Sandy (Mark) Vrklan, John (Terri), Jane (Brent) Weegman; ex-wife Sandy Bartsias; special friends, Linda Johnson and Brenda Gorder; beloved dog Gonzo as well as numerous nieces, nephews extended family members and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Krissa Christian.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 in the American Legion 5814 Grand Ave. Duluth. Military honors will be accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Minnesota 218-624-5200
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