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Gary Alan Falke passed from death into life in Midland, MI on May 9th, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. His family takes comfort that he is in the arms of his Lord Jesus.

Gary was born in Carmel Ca July 23, 1949 to Eddie and Elsie Falke. He had an idyllic childhood playing on the many beaches near his home in Pacific Grove, CA. He was an avid and proficient surfer in his younger years and loved to fish for anything that swam. However, fishing for Salmon in Monterey Bay gave him the most joy.

Gary’s first job was working with his Dad at Falke Mobil in Pacific Grove. From there he worked as one of the original groundkeepers helping build Spanish Bay Golf Course. After his time in California he moved to Midland, MI with his wife and young son Anthony where he worked as a long-haul trucker and mortgage broker.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Elsie Falke and his stillborn brother Gary Edward.

He is survived by his son Anthony Falke of Novi, Michigan, his brother Dennis Falke (Vicki) of Bandon, Or, Nephews Chris Rogers (Kathy), Bret Chenoweth (Melissa) and Stephen Chenoweth (Kathy) and good friends Vince Rhoades, Mickey Aiello, Nancy and Leroy Taglauer and Rose and Paul Lynch.

Gary will be remembered for his sense of humor and laughter and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends sending donations to any church or charity in Gary’s name.

A private service will be held in Pacific Grove, CA at a later date.


Condolence Messages

  1. Mary Patty-Torres

    08 January 2021 8 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear Gary passed. I just found out today, 01-07-21. Our families were friends, my Uncle Sonny also worked at Falke’s Mobil Station. We vacationed together one year at Shasta Lake, camping and water skiing. He had a special place in my heart. I will miss him.

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