Robert Lynn McGarry Sr., 58, of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

He was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Dennison, to the late Ben L. and Betty Jane (Malterer) McGarry.

He was a 1974 Indian Valley North graduate. He was formerly employed as a pool tech, a chief engineer at Salt Fork, and Xanteria Parks and Resorts.

He was a member of Sharon Moravian Church and active at the Moravian church in Uhrichsville.

He is survived by his son, Bobby McGarry and companion, Heather Stein Wells of Newcomerstown; his daughter, Wendy McGarry of Tuscarawas; three grandchildren, Curtis, Brennan, and Lexi McGarry; his fiancee, Teresa Campbell of Newcomerstown; and Teresa's children, Michelle Hannahs and Corey Campbell; and her grandchildren, Trenton Hannahs, Aaden Hannahs, Leah Hannahs, and Laura Campbell; his brother, Ben McGarry and wife "Sassy" of Cape Coral, Fla.; and his sister, Janeal Potts of Texas.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert McGarry Sr. will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, 201,3 at 7 p.m. at the David Barber Civic Center, Newcomerstown.

Friends are invited for a time to come by and visit the family and share their stories from 5 to 7 p.m. and are welcome to bring a covered dish with them.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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