Gary Stewart Licho
- April 29, 1942 - July 8, 2012
- Winter Haven, Florida
of Gary's Passing
- Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
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“Dear Elizabeth and family,
I was shocked and devastated to hear of Gary's passing. I am not sure if you remember me Elizabeth, I worked with Gary...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Gina Boespflug - Hanford, CA
“God took you home but only after you spent many years here where you showed God's love at work.
2 of 34 | Posted by: Sandi King
“You brought so much happiness into my Best Friend Elizabeth's life and for that I cannot thank you enough. You were there for the birth of my son,...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Tiffany Freitas - lathrop, CA
“I want to personally thank the family for allowing me to share in this time of memory and celebration of life. One of the most impressive things...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Pastor John Dunaway - IN
“Saying goodby to a friend of more than fifty years is not easy.
To say we miss you is far from adequate.
We will miss the daily phone calls. You...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Carol Foster - Indianapolis, IN
“I miss you.
11 of 34 | Posted by: elizabeth licho - winter haven, FL
“A friend and confidant for 45 years. Always full of fun. Because of Gary, I survived a crucial time in my life during my divorce. I loved him like...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Tom Forrest - Phoenix, AZ
“Gary was my VP at Sysco. He was the most captivating storyteller I have ever known, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.
Gary influenced many...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Ed Dowd - Raleigh , NC
“HELLO my name is NICK ZORIO from sysco phila. Gary was like a dad to me here when i was going thru some difficult times .When i heard of his passing...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: NICK ZORIO - blackwood, NJ
Even thousgh you were not really my uncle I have always seen you that way to me. I will never forget the memories of getting to...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Jannah - Indianapolis, IN
“In my life Uncle Gary have had the best influence. My Uncle Gary was by my side; I know the advice that this great human being has given me has...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Gandolf - Indianapolis, IN
“I will miss my dear brother so very much. He was a rock in my life. Gary helped me with everything. I was blessed and so very fortunate to have...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Sandra Licho - Indianapolis, IN
“Gary was a big influence on me in my professional career, but even more important, he had a huge impact on my life. The opportunities he provided me...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Bobby Heim - Middletown, NJ
“Gary was such a character - my first impression of him was a rough and tough guy -taking nothing from anyone, BUT once got to talk and know him, I...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Susie Rumble - VA Beach, VA
“Gary always had the greatest stories and could make you laugh no matter what was going on. but the most special thing about Gary to me was that he...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Roma Otterson - Philadelphia, PA
“God Bless. I feel so fortunate to have known Gary. He was one of a kind and an exceptional man. He will be greatly missed.
21 of 34 | Posted by: Beth Black - Lincoln, IL
“Gary Licho was one of the most memorable people I have ever worked with, his sense of humor was as good as his "Gruff" guy persona. I looked forward...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Frank Stulock - Lincoln, IL
“As sad as it was to hear the news about Gary, you can't help but smile when you think of him. No matter how hard he tried to portray his tough guy...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Forant - Philadelphia, PA
I love and miss you so much. I am so glad that I got to spend over two weeks with you in October. It was God's blessing that allowed us to...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Cindy - Carmel, IN - Daughter
“I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing i will pray for you sister and hope you find comfort.
25 of 34 | Posted by: Rachel - Stockton , CA
“Elizabeth and family,
my condolences on the passing of Gary, the man could find a funny story no matter what the situation. i enjoyed meeting him...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: KATHY THOMAS - Philadelphia, PA
“Grandpa you were a great man. Although I didn't get to see you as much as I would have liked, I have great memories from the time we did share and I...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Holly - Indianapolis, IN
“Elizabeth, it came as a complete surprise to receive your phone call this week that Gary had passed away. Gary had a hard exterior but if you got...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Robert Coffey - Springfield, IL
“My sympathies to the family and friends of Gary. He was a gentleman and always had a great smile. I appreciated his sense of humor and even when he...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Sybil Kane - Philadelphia, PA
“I was terribly saddened to hear of Gary's passing. While at Sysco CIL, we shared a lot of stories and a lot of laughs. That is the one thing that...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Dana (Brown) Puckett - Houston, TX
“Gary I can't beleive you are gone, when Karen and I visited you 7 months ago, you were still full of life and had that fantastic laugh, we all were...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: BILL MAICHLE - LANDENBERG, PA
“Jerry and I shared some wonderful times together with Gary and Elizabeth. Elizabeth, please know that out prayers are with you now and with Gary...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Wojnowski - Philadelphia , PA
“Dear Licho Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN
Gary Stewart Licho
70, Winter Haven, FL passed away July 8, 2012, with his family and friends by his side. He was born April 29, 1942 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of the late Gust and Ruth (Turner) Licho. Gary married Elizabeth (La'Ffoon) Licho on January 11, 1996.
Gary was a graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis. He was an original west-sider. His first job was with Kraft Foods, working his way up the ladder with Sysco Foods, serving as Vice President of Operations before retiring in August, 2011. Gary's career took him to many locations after Indianapolis; he lived in Des Moines, IA; San Francisco, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Lincoln, IL. Gary was also a reserve Speedway Police officer for part of his career while working in Indianapolis.
Gary was a very hardworking man that loved spending time with his family and friends. He has touched countless lives and has helped many. Gary will be cherished by each and every one of his numerous family members and friends. To know him was to love him. He had a passion for life and a fabulous sense of humor. Everyone who was near him was constantly smiling or laughing.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (La'Ffoon) Licho; daughters, Cynthia Arndt and Dawn Martin; adopted son, Scott Graham; five grandchildren; sister, Sandra Licho. Gary was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Sidney Licho and his parents.
Services for Gary will be at 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park East, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Gary who we all loved so dearly; you will be truly missed. Gary, Dad, Grandpa, you will be forever in our hearts.
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