Gary L. Schwarz, 77, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Belleville, Ill., born March 31, 1936, in Belleville, Ill., passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Ill.
Gary was a retired civil service worker. He attended Cathedral High School in Belleville, Ill., and graduated from St. Mary's University in Texas. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1028.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Amanda, nee Sticka, Schwarz.
Surviving are his cousins and special friends who were there to help him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Alzheimer's Association . Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Green Mount Catholic Cemetery Chapel, Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.