The Obit For Gary Senn

Gary Senn

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on April 30, 2010

Gary Stephen Senn One of God's truly kind and caring creations, passed away tragically on April 22, 2010 in his beloved native San Francisco.

Gary was born May 3, 1951. The 4th child of Joseph and Margaret (deceased), he is survived by three older brothers; Pat (Mimi) Senn, Mickey (Nancy) Senn, Terry (Susie) Senn, and two younger sisters; Barbara Leavy, and Moira (Joe) Chanese. He was the beloved uncle of Holly, Sam, Alex, Ryan, Derek (Jihan), Kelly and Kristin.

Raised in an athletic family, Gary was a great basketball and baseball player along side his brothers.

He went on to play professionally with the S.F. Giants AAA team.

He left baseball and worked for Standard Oil in Saudi Arabia briefly before returning to S.F. permanently.

He loved to travel and went on many trips in his Volkswagon Van as well as visiting Ireland with his mother to meet his distant relatives. Gary never married choosing to dedicate his life to helping with the care of his elderly family members.

He lived with and attended to the needs of his invalid grandmothers and father until their deaths.

He remained living with his mother, his best friend, until her passing in 2008.

Gary suffered a bicycle accident that year that gradually depleted his quality of life. He suffered with pain, both mentally and physically, struggling to find his place in this world. He was tormented by his demons. We pray he has finally found peace.

Gary was the most likeable guy. He will always be remembered for his caring way with people and animals - he loved dogs, his love of nature, and his wonderful innocence. He really was a "good boy" and we will miss him terribly.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday May 3rd at 11am at St. Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Ave, San Francisco. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma.

In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made to the Humane Society in his name.