Gary was born Feb. 15, 1951 in Ashland, Ohio, son of Doris E. Coral Courtright, who survives, and the late Wm. Russell Courtright, former Mayor of Smithfield who passed away in 1988.
Gary was employed at Lowe's in Steubenville for 19 years, where he worked as a Flooring Specialist. Gary also worked at the former Stone & Thomas in Wheeling as a Flooring Specialist. He was a member of the former Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Smithfield, where he was the choir director for many years.
In addition to his father, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Stumpf, and by his grandparents Albert and Eva Courtright and George and Velma Coral.
Surviving in addition to his mother Doris of Brilliant, Ohio, is his wife of 36 years Jenny L. (Yanda) Courtright, whom he married on March 12, 1977; his sister Mary E. Courtright of Brilliant, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and many longtime customers that Gary served over the years as a flooring specialist.
Visitation for Gary will be on Tuesday April 2, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. followed by his Funeral Service at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 107 Hill St. Smithfield, Ohio. Msgr. John Kolesar will provide his Service and burial will be at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to: The American Diabetes Assoc. 471 East Broad St. Suite 1630 Columbus, OH 43215 or The American Heart Assoc. Four Gateway Center 444 Liberty Ave. Suite 1300 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Condolences may be offered to the family on our web site www.jefosterfh.com