Gary R. McCauley
- October 25, 2021
Gary R. McCauley died peacefully Saturday morning, October 23, 2021, at home with his wife, Marjorie at his side.
Gary was born September 3, 1941, the ninth child of twelve to Ben and Ruby McCauley in Meadowbrook, WV. Gary was raised in a loving family, where his dad worked long hours in the coal mines and his mother worked just as hard caring for their large family.
Gary played basketball for Shinnston High School and followed his older brothers into the service by enlisting in the U.S. Navy as an electrician. He served four years from December 1959 – December 1963.
On May 6, 1967, Gary wed Marjorie C. Kovalck of Owings, WV. He worked for the “Steel Workers” Union with many of his working years being with the E.W. Bliss Company in Salem, Ohio. Together, he and Marjorie built a home, raised their one daughter, Kelly, and lived a beautiful life at Lake Tomahawk in Negley, Ohio. Their marriage spanned 54 years. Gary was a staunch Democrat, loyal “union man”, and loved the game of golf. He also enjoyed his yearly family vacations to North Myrtle Beach, cruising around in his 2016 cherry red Mazda Miata convertible, circling the Lake with his wife and grandkids in his battery powered, four-seater golf cart, and visiting his good pal, Jim Pike at the barbershop in Calcutta.
Surviving him are his loving wife, Marjorie of Negley, Ohio, only daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Jo, and Patrick Williams of Negley, Ohio, four grandchildren, Garrett, Katelyn, Blake, and Emmalee Williams of Negley, Ohio, Siblings John W. McCauley (Patti) of Ravenswood, WV, Mary Ellen Gerwig of Malvern, PA, Charlotte Thomas of Gypsy, WV, Charles W. McCauley of Meadowbrook, WV, Sister-in-law Lavon McCauley of Ravenswood, WV, and a slew of nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his father and mother, Ben and Ruby McCauley, and siblings Janice Luciano, Ruby Moyer, Phyllis Long, Benjamin McCauley, Christine Gaines, Opal Martin, and Avon McCauley.
Gary was extremely proud of his daughter, Kelly and her career as a pharmacist, and cherished Marjorie’s home cooked dinners with all four grandkids present. He will be sorely missed by his family.
Visitation will be held from 11am – 1pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel in Calcutta, Ohio. The funeral will follow at 1pm with Patrick Williams officiating. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
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