Gary David ‘String’ McGarvey

July 4, 1961 June 21, 2013

Gary David “String” McGarvey, 51, Irvona, died Friday at his residence.

He was born in Philipsburg, son of Gary Lee McGarvey and Norma Beers Helsel.

Surviving are his mother, Norma Helsel, and husband, Robert, of Coalport; two brothers: Rick and wife, Sharon, of Irvona and Terry and wife, Tirza, of Elizabethtown; a sister, Debra Burkey and companion, Chuck Nagel Jr., of Patton; three stepsisters: Cathy, Denna and Brenda; a stepbrother, Rob; numerous nieces and nephews; an aunt, Patricia Skebeck; and a special friend, George Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Gary had worked as a salesperson for Hunter Pro Hardware for 25 years.

There will be no viewing. A private funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona, with Gary’s brother, Terry, officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Valley Cemetery.