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Gary Lee Gravit

July 14, 1954 - January 26, 2009

Gary Lee Gravit passed away at 6:23 a.m. on January 26, 2009 at Memorial Medical Center.

Gary was born on July 14, 1954 in Springfield, Illinois to Charles E. and Julia Ann Gravit. He is survived by his father Charles Gravit of Springfield, Illinois, his brother Mark Gravit of Great Falls, Virginia, nephew Michael Gravit of Englewood, Colorado and many other close family members and friends who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his mother Julia Gravit.

Gary passed away after suffering a stroke on Wednesday, January 21. He was employed by the Springfield Public School District. Gary was a gentle, loving and kind soul. He was always there with a smile and willingness to help anyone at anytime. He was a motorcyclist, boater and lover of the outdoors and was most at home on the Illinois River.

Gary will be cremated and no services will be held, at his request. Family and friends will celebrate Gary’s life on Thursday evening, January 29, 2009 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles club in Riverton, Illinois located at 1146 E Lincoln from 4-8pm. A memorial fund is being established to support the Bath, Illinois chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Contributions should be payable to Ducks Unlimited and may be sent to Aleisha Gravit 1009 Bowen Court, Great Falls, Virginia 22066.

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