The Obit For Gary Thornburg

Gary Martin Thornburg, 83

Published in the Star Press on June 14, 2012


LOSANTVILLE - Gary Martin Thornburg, 83, of Losantville died at his home on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

He was born in Losantville on May 22, 1929 the son of the late Robert D. and Rebecca (Moore) Thornburg. He lived most of his life in the Losantville and Anderson areas.

He was a graduate of Losantville High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He earned a BS degree from Ball State, studied voice at The Julliard School of Music and graduated from Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

Gary's long and colorful life encompassed a variety of careers including professional baseball player, author, singer and school teacher.

Survivors include a sister, Dr. Judith Harris (Richard) of Dade City, FL and a cousin, Marilyn Williams, of Muncie.

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dr. Richard Schmidt will officiate.

Visitation will be one half hour prior to service Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, near Windsor, at the convenience of the family.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to West Union Volunteer Fire Dept. for the First Responder program.