Gary Puszakowski

Obituary of Gary Lawrence Puszakowski

"Oh the last goodbye, is the hardest one to say, this is where the cowboy rides away," by George Strait. One of Gary's all-time favorite country singers and he enjoyed his song lyrics.

Gary Lawerence Puszakowski, 59, of Sarasota, lost his courageous battle of Cancer on July 20, 2022 at his sister’s home, peacefully in Sarasota amongst family and friends.

He leaves an impressionable place in our hearts with his loving, funny personality. He truly loved to make people laugh with unique, funny humor beyond words. Gary (Pooz to some) was born on September 11, 1962 to Stanley R. Puszakowski Jr. and Mary Lou Stoker (both predeceased) in Cleveland, Ohio. (Sis and Putt ).

Gary was a standout, young, Marine with a Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Commendation, Merit Unit Commendation, Navy Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Medal and an Expert Marksman. Gary served for 10 years and became a father of two sons Gregory Puszakowski and Jeffrey Puszakowski. He traveled to Okinawa, California, Virginia, Ohio and his favorite, Florida.

In Florida he liked fishing, boating, and fixing automobiles. He continued to maintain and fix golf carts, grass cutters, motorcycles, scooters basically anything with a motor.

If there is one, exceptional, nature, about Gary - that he loved his sons, family, friends and neighbors. He always wanted to help, laugh or participate in the holiday gatherings. He was beloved by all that knew him: a loving father, cherished brother and a best friend to many of the families and friends who he coached in Little League in Venice, Florida.

He will be forever missed and was surrounded by much love.


A Ceremony will be held August 2, 2022 at the Sarasota National Military Cemetery

9810 State Road 72 (or Clark Road)

Sarasota, Fl 34241 At 10:30 AM

We appreciate and recognize a list of family and friends that sculpted his life, with encouragement, compassion, kindness, love and continued affection and understanding. Stanley R. Puszakowski, Stanley R. Puszakowski, Jr., Jean Puszakowski, MaryLou Stoker, Larry Sredniawa, Mary Patrick (all predeceased) Lori Koski, Lee Sredniawa and Family,Gregory Puszakowski, Jeffrey Puszakowski, (sons), Rick Puszakowski (brother) Lori Puszakowski Schmidt (sister) David R. Schmidt (brother-in law) Christopher D. Schmidt (nephew)Don Stoker (Step Father) Jacqueline  Stoker Jeffords (step sister) George Jeffords (brother in law) Alex Jeffords (nephew) Nick Jeffords (nephew)Ronnie Zekos, Lydia Zekos, Cathy Zekos (both predeceased) Karen Zekos, Jimmy Zekos. Audrey Machusick, Alan Machusick, (predeceased),Jeffrey Machusick, Jackie Machusick, Marky Machusick, Cynthia Chundzinski, George Chundzinski, Bonnie Skovich, Mark Skovich, Vanessa Skovich, Nick Skovich, Debbie Puszakowski Huffman (Aunt)Duke Gugar, Scott Gugar, Carol Puszak, Bobby Puszak Kimmie Puszak, Nicky Puszak, Linda Maitino, Phil Maitino, Colleen Maitino and Family, Lisa Maitino Dinnin, Jack Dinnin, Melissa Katuscak, Sam Dinnin, Paul Maitino and Family, Joe Tucker, Bruno, Sheri Gardner, Donna Kaphan , Angie (GiGi)Coss, Jason Coss, Walter Kearns and Family, Teddy Turay, Kathy Turay, Elizabeth Turay, Angela Turay, Ronnie and Judy Martinez, Ron Martinez, Kim Martinez,David Martinez (predeceased)Russel Brown, Evie Brown, (predeceased) Jim Brown, David Brown (both predeceased)Stacey Brown,Ted Husak, Doris Husak (predeceased) Bob Husak, Denise Husak and Family, Scott Husak. , Brendic Modic, Karen Modic, Cathy Modic, Kim Modic, Krissy Roe and Family, Linda Scapellati and Family, Denise Powell and Family, and Mary Jane.


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10:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Road 72 (Clark Road)
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Interment at Sarasota National Cemetery
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