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Gary A. Scharlach


Gary Arthur Scharlach, age 65, formerly of Hendersonville, North Carolina passed away on Thursday,  August 27, 2020 surrounded by his family at the Kobacker House in Columbus. He was born on May 10, 1955 in Lancaster, Ohio.

Gary graduated from Purdue University and worked as a construction engineer for many years. He had a brilliant creative mind that could build or fix anything. His wit and humor were enjoyed by many and stayed with him until the very end. He enjoyed living in the mountains, spending time with his family, and watching his favorite sports teams. He will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Survivors include his parents, Don and Kate (Nix) Scharlach; children, Kate (Rich) Ohde and Scott (Nicole) Scharlach; grandchildren, Claire, Sophie, Blake and Stella; siblings, Cynthia Koepf, Greg (Kay) Scharlach, Karen (Baron) Ling and Kathy (Kenton) Loomis; as well as many nieces and nephews; and partner of seventeen years, Rita Francis.

The family will have a private memorial and celebration of his life at a later date.

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