Gary L. Dickman, 77, of Norwalk, passed away in his residence, and went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, following a lengthy illness.
Gary was born June 22, 1936, in Sandusky, to Oscar and Eulalia (Buddenhagen) Dickman.
Gary graduated from Sandusky High School in 1954, and attended the Oberlin School of Commerce. He was a supervisor and process engineer for Clevite in Milan. He retired in 1996 after 32 years of service. Gary was a longtime member of the Sandusky Church of the Nazarene, where he was a church board member, Sunday school teacher, and new believers counselor. He enjoyed playing on the church softball league for many years. He also enjoyed reading the Bible, traveling when he was able, and spending time with his family, friends, and pet bird, Bella.
Gary is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy (Zura) Dickman; his daughter, Judy L. Dickman of Norwalk; three sons, Gary J. Dickman of Norwalk, Mark (Stacey) Dickman of Louisville, Ky., and David (Theresa) Dickman of Sandusky; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Ron) Brownell and Janet Authos, both of Sandusky; brothers, Gordon Dickman of Fremont, and Ronald and Richard Dickman, both of Sandusky; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and William Dickman; four half brothers; and one half sister.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Road, Sandusky. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, until funeral services at 10 a.m., at Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. David P. Flack presiding. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery, Milan.
Those wishing to contribute to Gary's memory may do so to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.