Churchill, Gary Allen, Ithaca, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, July 15, at Masonic Pathways in Alma. Age 70 years. Gary was born March 27, 1945, in Alma, the son of Dale Alton and Opal Pauline (Hoffer) Churchill. He served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam. On July 13, 1974 he married Sally Ann Terry. Gary loved raising pigeons, he tied his own flies for fly fishing, and especially enjoyed going to the coffee shop both mornings and afternoons at JJ Ruby’s and The Hearthstone Oven. Gary is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sally; his daughter, Julie Churchill (Joseph Earegood) of St. Louis; his son, Wyatt Churchill of Ithaca; his grandson, Daniel Murgittroyd; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Churchill and Opal Barnes; and his brother, Dale Churchill. A memorial service will be held on July 25, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca, with Pastor Dave Perry officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A luncheon will follow at the Ithaca Senior Activity Building. Memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Pathways, Heartland Hospice or to Ithaca Senior Activity Building. Online condolences may be left at