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Gary Brechbuhler

February 17, 1946 - June 10, 2022

Gary Brechbuhler passed away June 10, 2022 in Allen, Texas at the age of 76. He was born to Wayne Eden and Elizabeth Ann (Norris) Brechbuhler on February 17, 1946 in Macon, Georgia.

While living in Ohio, Gary worked as a game warden, volunteer firefighter, an Eagle Scout with Pipeline youth, and an aquatics instructor. He was a pianist on the Grand Piano for the First Christian Church of Ohio. Later, working in Texas, at Frisco Fabricated Steel Company/Staley Steel, he also worked as an architect, estimator, and truck driver. After that he worked with Loving Construction as an architect and estimator. Finally, he became a teacher at Garland High School, teaching Science, Math, and AP courses. He was an ROTC instructor and mentor to GHS faculty and students. Gary struggled with colon cancer, survived, and was cleared. He retired from the Garland Independent School District.

Gary is remembered by his son as his Boy Scout leader and Counselor and Safety Instructor in the use of firearms. Gary and his son meshed well when building things. His son remembers him as a father who helped him in his youth, supporting him financially through his teen years, buying him a car and paying for repairs, in the past and present.

His hobbies included gardening, fishing, boating, traveling, and taking long rides on his motorcycle out on the open road.

He is survived by his wife, Kathie of Allen, Texas; son, Thadius Brechbuhler of Dallas, Texas; brother, Stan Brechbuhler and wife, Diana of Ashland, Ohio; brother, Jim Brechbuhler and wife, Cheryl of Dublin, Ohio; nephews, Chris Brechbuhler and wife, Cadie, Andrew Brechbuhler and wife, Sarah, Mathew Brechbuhler, Michael Brechbuhler and wife, Jessica, Kyle Brechbuhler, Andrew J. Brechbuhler and wife, Lyndi, and Noah Brechbuhler.

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I am hoping that Gary is rejoicing in his heavenly home. I spent many years in my youth with Thad, and have such fond memories of Gary as one of my Bot Scout leaders. God bless his soul and I pray for Thad and the rest of the family to find peace in this time of trouble. David Vandagriff, June 17, 2022