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Gary Pierce Funck, 73

May 28, 2021

Gary P. Funck passed peacefully at home at the age of 73 after a valiant battle with brain cancer on the 28th of May, 2021. Born in Mechanicsburg, PA Gary attended East Pennsboro High School, Class of 1965 and graduated from Millersville State College in 1969. He was the eldest son of the late Sterling and Luella (Pierce) Funck. He is survived by his loving wife, of almost 43 years, Jennifer (Rowley) and his four children Christian Funck and his wife Tricia, Laura Rineer and her husband Jeremiah, Barbara Book and her husband Steven and Adam Funck and his partner Yusif Akhund. Besides his wife and children, the lights of Gary’s life were his five grandchildren, Kyle and Garrett Funck, Grace and Zachary Book and Madeline Rineer. Also surviving is his brother Steven Funck of Etters Pa, husband to Jeanne, his niece Carol and nephews Edward and Scott.

For much of his career Gary worked with IDenticard Systems Inc for 25 years rising to Vice President of Domestic and International Sales. Upon his retirement he enjoyed working part time for Stadel Volvo.

Gary was an avid hunter conservationist and outdoorsman. He was a life member and served on the Boards of Blue Mountain Chapter of Safari Club International and the Eastern Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation. He loved working his hunting dogs, English Pointers, Winne and Penny in the pheasant fields with his children, grandchildren and cousin Michael Orehek. He also enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren whenever possible.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, June 3,2021 with the receiving of guests at 10:00AM and service at 11:00 at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Rd., Lancaster, PA with a reception to follow. The service on Thursday will be livestreamed via the church website at highlandpc.org. Friends will be received by Gary’s family also on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Highland from 6:00 to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Blue Mountain Chapter of Safari Club International, Attn Mike McConahy, 1321 Swope Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 (www.bmcsci.com) or Eastern Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation (www.ecwsf.org), Box 3216, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Gary Funck’s honor.

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Condolences to the Family

June 09, 2021

Dear Jennifer and family
So sorry for your loss. I wasn’t aware Gary was ill. I did swing by Highland but didn’t see any cars.  I am driving Amish and had previous appointments that I could not cancel. See you at church sometime soon. Blessings to you and yours. incidently brain cancer is what took Flo from me 15 years ago. 
Sanford Leaman

June 07, 2021

Bob and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy.  Gary wasn’t just one of the “good” guys that worked at IDenticard, he was one of the “great” guys!!! He was warm and wise and so very understandingl.  I feel fortunate to have known him.  
Beryl Rihn

June 06, 2021

Jennifer & family, 
My deepest condolensces.   Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.  
Mike Bainhauer

June 04, 2021

Sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sam and Betty High
Roxann DeCarlo

June 03, 2021

So sorry for your loss Laura, Jeremiah, and Madeline❣️ My prayers are with you in these hard days. Love to you with hugs, Aunt Diane ❤️😘

June 03, 2021

Jennifer & Family, we will miss Gary and all the fun times chatting about work, dogs, grandkids, and anything else! Take care! KJ & Jud Gemmill

June 02, 2021

To The Funck Family-When we think of some of the best fun we ever had it almost always involved Gary. We consider ourselves fortunate to have called him our friend.  From the pit crew for HHS marching band and a cake mishap, a wine country trip, Hilton Head Island, hockey player’s Fourth of July party, to weekends spent just enjoying each other’s company, we always had a great time and will always cherish those memories. Love from Barbara and Ron Gentner 

June 02, 2021

Funck Family. I am so sorry to hear the news of this loss in your family. You have my deepest condolences. George Craig

June 02, 2021

Dear Jennifer we are so sorry about the loss of your LUFES PARDNER Prayers Michelle and FRED ❤️‼️
Fred Staley

June 01, 2021

Gary was on our board of directors for several years and was my treasurer for four years.  Gary was always there to help with whatever was needed and was willing to do whatever was asked of him.  Always upbeat and happy.  All in all a great guy and we will miss him.
Scott Itterly
God Bless

May 31, 2021

Dear Jennifer & Family, Tim & I are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Gary & you at Identicard events. Gary was such a kind person, respected among his fellow workers & spouses. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. – Tim & Mary Lou Andacht 

May 31, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
 
Phil and Beth Wade

May 31, 2021

Jennifer and family
We were very sorry to read about Gary’s passing. We often saw him walking around the neighborhood in the past with your dog. We certainly remember his participation with the EP swim team along with Barb and Adam as swimmers.
We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all during this most difficult time.
Cappy and Grant 

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Wednesday, June 02, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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500 E. Roseville Rd
Lancaster, PA
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Thursday, June 03, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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