Gary Lewis Busler 69, of Pataskala, passed away Friday June 25, 2021 at the OSU Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Gary was born in Galion on October 25, 1951 to Lewis Stanton Busler and Aurelia May (Ness) Busler, both survive. He married the former Marcia Lynn Burggraf on New Year's Eve in 1985 at the Iberia United Methodist Church. Together they had a son, Garrett.
Gary spent his professional career as a Comptroller, first for Iberia Earth Movers and later retired from L.E. King and Son Excavating of Granville. He was a 1970 graduate of Northmor High School and went on to play baseball at Tiffin University as a left-handed pitcher for two years. He continued his love for baseball as a high school and little league coach, and later as a well-respected baseball and softball umpire for the Marion Baseball/Softball Umpire Association. Gary was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan and classic and muscle car enthusiast. Over the course of his life, he bought and sold 19 Chevrolet Corvettes, including a 1967 blue Stingray he regretted selling.
In addition to parents, Gary is survived by his wife Marcia of Pataskala, and son, Garrett of New Albany. Also surviving are two sisters, Peggy (John) Bachelor of Hilliard; Vikki (Jan) Meek of Galion, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Mark A. Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home; 303 Portland Way North, Galion. A celebration of life will be immediately following.
As Gary was a transplant recipient, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Lifeline of Ohio in his memory.
Those wishing to share a memory of Gary or condolences to the Busler family may do so by visiting www.masfh.com.
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