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Gary R. Kirkland
September 9, 1946 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Gary R. Kirkland, 77 passed away peacefully Monday evening December 4,2023, with his loving husband by his side. Gary was born September 9, 1946, in Youngstown, a son of the late Ray and Helen Keich Kirkland. He was a Woodrow Wilson High School graduate and Youngstown State University. After graduation, Gary went to work for John Scheetz, C.P.A., and later went to Youngstown State University where he worked in student placement and planning. Among his many gifts, Gary enjoyed playing the piano, working crossword puzzles, crocheting, needle point and cross stitching. He was a devote member of St. John Episcopal Church.
Gary leaves to cherish his memory, his husband Allen DeMarks whom he married August 1, 2015, brother in laws Frederick DeMarks, Doug DeMarks and Timothy DeMarks, several cousins and dog Pumpkin. A Memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church at a future date.
Gary’s family wishes to thank Doctors Antoine Chahine and Richard Memo for their wonder care. His family suggests any material tributes in Gary’s memory go to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44503.
A memorial service will be on Monday January 22, 2024, at St. John's Episcopal Church 323 Wick Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44503.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman.
Family and friends of Gary may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and to leave condolences for the Kirkland family.