Gary Lee Black

Died: Tue., May 21, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 25, 2019
Location: Raven Run Church of the Brethren

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Gary Lee Black, 80, of Saxton, formerly of Baltimore, MD, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 following a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Broad Top City, a son of the late Herbert Jesse and Grace Loretta (Fleck) Black.
In 1963 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Dudley, he was united in marriage to Catherine Ann (Marcocci) Black.
He was a 1957 graduate of Robertsdale High School and was drafted into the United States Army from 1963 to 1965 during Vietnam and was discharged as an E-3.
Following discharge from the Army he was employed by Bethlehem Steel, #56 Hot Strip Mill later retiring from there as a Foreman.
He was a member of the Broad Top Sportsman Club, was a former president of the Broad Top Medical Center, and was not only a member of the Raven Run Church of the Brethren, he served on the Church Board.
Along with his wife he is survived by daughters, Adele Black and fiancé Joseph Barcikowski II, and Anita (Black) Adams, wife of Sean Adams, grandson, David “Derek” Simms, husband of Kayla, granddaughter, Georgia Mundy, great grandson, Hank Simms, as well as other numerous extended family members. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law Doran and Olive Black.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. in Broad Top City.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren in Saxton at 11 AM with Pastor Allan Baker officiating.
Interment will take place in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Broad Top City with full military honors by the Broad Top Area Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Matt Baker Local Cancer Fund % First National Bank, 911 Church St. Saxton, PA. 16678 or to the Raven Run Church of the Brethren 616 Raven Run Road, Saxton, PA. 16678.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. 5010 Railroad Ave. Broad Top City, Pa. 16621. Online condolences can be made at

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Janet Vance,Thompson
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family,Gary was a wonderful man.

Jayme Cessna
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences ! God bless you!

Phyllis M. Omenson
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Dear sister Cathy and Nieces Adele and Anita,
Please accept our deepest sympathy. We never expected Gary to leave us so soon.
He was a wonderful man and he was a friend to everyone. May he Rest in Peace!
We love you and the rest of your family.

Love from Phyllis and Rachelle and Lynne

Ricky Malvaso
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Anna and Rick Malvaso .

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sincerely, Rick and Anna Malvaso

Barbara Berg
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. At a time like this ... it's difficult to find comforting words. I wish the family love and peace. And to friend heart is with you at this time.

Yvonne M Wray
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
I will keep your family in my prayers during this difficult time. May the LORD grant you comfort.

Phyllis M. Omenson
   Posted Tue May 28, 2019
I am so glad I was able to be with my family to say goodbye to my brother-in-law, Gary L. Black, at the Visitation and the Funeral Service last Friday and Saturday.
Gary was truly an exceptional man who loved my sister, Cathy Marcocci Black, for more than 50 years. He raised two beautiful daughters who have such respect for their father. He was a proud grandfather of both Derek and Georgia and now he will be missed by his great-grandson, Hank Simms (2 years old).
Friends and relatives: Please keep in touch with my sister and e-mail me if you need to find me. May Gary Rest in Peace. I love you!

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