Gary Dohar 1951-2019
WARREN — Gary Dohar, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away at the age of 67, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, with members of his family by his side.
Gary was born June 8, 1951, in Warren, to Albert and Elizabeth Caler Dohar. He was the third born in a family of seven and was the oldest boy.
Gary was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and attended Kent State University.
He served in the Air Force as an MP and was stationed in Okinawa.
One of Gary’s true lifelong passions was music. He loved playing the guitar and ukulele, and singing, among others, Beatles’ music for family and friends. Gary loved the outdoors where he found relaxation in long walks, gardening and spending time around a roaring campfire with his family.
Gary retired from the Burton Public Library as maintenance manager in January 2018.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, Albert; and mother, Elizabeth.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lucy; and his sons, Christian and John Paul; along with daughter, Timothea Letson (Patrick Nelligan). Gary also leaves behind siblings, Catherine of Ravenna, Maryam (Cal Paulsen) of New Albany, William of San Francisco, Christopher (Michelle) of Warren, Robert of Norridgewock, Maine and Betsy (Doug Kehres) of Ravenna. Grandchildren, Sadie Dohar and Shannon Dohar, and Kieran Nelligan and Finley Nelligan, also will miss their grandfather.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at McFarland-Barbee Funeral Home, 271 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481. www.McFarlandBarbeeCares.com.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St., Burton, OH 44021 or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, www.michaeljfox.com.