Gary Albert Switzer, age 79, of Naperville, IL, passed away on April 29, 2020 in Westmont, IL. Gary was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to Carl and Josephine (nee Bulai) Switzer on January 14, 1941. Gary’s family moved to the United States when he was age 11, and he later graduated from Walsh College of Accountancy in Detroit, MI. Gary married Susan (nee McKinnon) on August 19, 1967, and they had one daughter, Alison (nee Switzer) Thayer. Although their marriage was not permanent, many of Gary’s fondest memories were of the family skiing and spending summers “up north” in northern Michigan.
From an early age, Gary was always busy, working in his teens as a newspaper delivery boy and shoes salesman to a long career in the mortgage business. He was a member of Christ Church of Oakbrook for 25 years, as well as the Singing Men of Oakbrook. Gary was an avid sports fan, playing baseball, hockey and golf as long as he could. He loved the “finer things” in life, always looking for a new restaurant or experience in his cherished city of Chicago.
Gary is preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his only child, Alison (David), his two grandchildren, Andrew and Caitlin, his sister Sandra (Paul) Martin, and nephews and great-nieces.
Private funeral services will be held on May 1, 2020 at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home and Crematory, 516 S. Washington St.Naperville, IL 60540. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NAMI Chicago or online at www.namichicago.orgPrint Obituary & Condolences