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Gary Wayne Rothgeb

September 18, 1947 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Gary Wayne Rothgeb, 74, of Randallstown, died Saturday, March 12, 2022. Born September 18, 1947 in Luray, Virginia, he was the son of the late Elwood Rothgeb, Sr. and the late Ila Painter Rothgeb. He was a brilliant man. Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked as a master carpenter and superintendent in the construction industry for most of his life. Gary loved classic cars and rebuilt a 1966 Chevy II Nova from the ground up that became known as “The Thing”, named by his girls. He worked meticulously and took pride in all that he did. After years of hard work on his car, he could be found smiling from ear to ear when he would start that engine and hear it roar or took it out for a drive. Gary also loved playing cards and shooting pool. He was the best of the best. He was “The Incredible Mr. Fix-It” known as the handyman who could build or fix anything and would help anyone any way he could. He was the husband of Deborah Rothgeb. They had been married for 23 years. In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by daughters and sons-in law Michele Reed and Kenneth; Bridget Caraballo and Jose; Rebecca Dayle Stocksdale and Neal; Kimberly Haines and Corey; brothers Elwood “Sonny” Rothgeb, Jr., Larry Rothgeb, and Page Rothgeb; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Kenneth Rothgeb and sister Wilma Lee Pullen. Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, located at 6028 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, Maryland. Military honors will be presented 12 noon Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Immediate family are invited back to Gary’s home after the 7:00pm visitation. The family will accept flowers or donations. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Gary Rothgeb, www.donate3.cancer.org/. Online condolences may be offered at www.jnzumbrunfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home
6028 Sykesville Road
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

Military Honors
Saturday
March 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home
6028 Sykesville Road
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

Visitation
Saturday
March 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home
6028 Sykesville Road
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

Private Services

Donations

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

Foundation Fighting Blindness
P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21297-0495 ,

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