Gary Lynn Weller
July 4, 1949 - October 1, 2020
Gary Lynn Weller was born at home near Wayne, in Wood County, Ohio, on July 4, 1949. He died on October 1, 2020, aged 71, in Sierra Vista. His parents were Robert Theodore Weller and Beatrice Irene (Teeple) Weller. Gary had five siblings: Dianna L. Schweinfurth, Dennis Ray Weller (deceased), Robert L. Weller, Mark A. Weller, and Kevin M. Weller.
Gary always got to celebrate his birthday with fireworks!
He maintained a busy and interesting life. He graduated from Wynford High School near Bucyrus, Ohio, and went on to earn degrees at Ohio State University, and From Spartan Colleges of Aeronautics and Technology in Los Angeles in California, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was always interested in various subjects and studied different areas on his own to enjoy them better. He combined his love of aviation with his journalism degree to become a technical writer in the aerospace industry. He attended schools in Oklahoma and Kansas to hone his skills. He worked in the aviation industry in Wichita, Kansas and near Toledo, Ohio. He relocated for employment in Phoenix, Arizona, with Garrett Jet Engines, later Honeywell. After retiring from Honeywell, he pursued further employment at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as a technical writer, and made his last home in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Gary was a lifelong exercise enthusiast, cyclist, runner and studied topics of science, history, philosophy, law, and politics.
Gary also participated in amateur car racing and auto tours with sports car clubs, and loved "racing" his last car, a modified Fiat Spider 124. He was able to drive across country last summer to participate in the Tail of the Dragon Fiat Tour in the Appalachians in North Carolina. He also visited the Weller clan for the last time while out East. He loved his large family and enjoyed the antics of all the "kids." As a member of the ProSports Fiat Club and other auto clubs, he was able to participate in several British-Euro Auto Tours.
Gary revived his love of playing drums in the past decade. He had drummed in a "garage" band in high school, and never lost that skill. He always had a clever wit and so much to share with others and he will be missed so much by all.
Donations in Gary's memory can be made to TMC Hospice Peppi's House at 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712.
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