Gary attended elementary school in Milwaukee, Wisc., and graduated from Reynolds High School in Portland, Ore. He was a parts painter and was employed by Pioneer Pump in Canby, Ore., until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2014.
Gary married Karen Thurman in 1972 and they lived in Sandy, Ore., for several years. They enjoyed restoring a 1967 Mustang together and were active in a car club in the late 1970s. They looked forward to their annual trip to the beach at Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. Gary enjoyed working with wood and made several pieces of furniture for their home.
Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, in March, 2016, and his parents and sister, Donna. He is survived by his niece Lisa, and his nephew Brian. He also has two half-siblings who live in N.C.
Memorial donations can be made to Heart of Hospice or The Dalles Health & Rehab Center.
A private memorial will be held this summer in Newport, Ore., in July to honor the lives of Gary and Karen Schuhart.
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