Gary Richard Black, 66, passed away at Community Hospital on August 24, 2016. He was born to Alfred and Helen Black in Trenton, New Jersey on April 20, 1950. He attended New Jersey schools and as a young man, he was an Explorer in Post 39 in Hamilton Township in New Jersey.

Gary migrated to Indiana in 1994 to work at Delphi/Guide. He was a supervisor in maintenance and sanitation, very well-liked and respected as a boss.

Gary was a serious, deeply compassionate man. He enjoyed helping people any way he could. When he was in New Jersey, he was a Volunteer Fire Chief. He once saved a woman’s life by pulling her from a burning building. He enjoyed woodworking and made doll beds for his daughters’ American Girl Dolls. He had the gift of being able to fix things and repaired many furnaces and other household appliances to help those he cared about. He liked white water rafting and watching Rescue 911.

But most of all, Gary was a proud father and grandfather.

Gary is survived by his wife of 30 years, Debbie;children, Heather (Dave Henderson) Trevaskis, Holly Trevaskis, Hayley Trevaskis, Colleen Black, Michelle and Michael; mother, Helen Black; brothers,Wayne (Marilyn) Black, Glenn Black, and Brian (Nancy) Black; sisters, Lori(Brian) Bixby and Bonnie (David) Parks; grandchildren, Jayden Henderson, Zara Renee Trevaskis, and Greyson Richard Trevaskis; special in-laws, Valerie Black,Susan & David LaMothe, and Albert Zara; nieces and nephews, Taylor, LeAnn,Joey, Carey, Jason, Tara, Jennifer, Charles, Nicole, and Robbie; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding Gary in death are his grandparents; his father, Alfred Black; and his loving dog, Jake.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on September 8 at 7:00 PM with Bishop Smalley officiating.

Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services assisted thefamily with arrangements.

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