Gary L. Fitch, age 71, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away in his home, following a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born July 29, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Ohio to Marion and Charlotte (Ross) Fitch, and 1966 graduate of Swanton High School.
Gary worked as a maintenance engineer for Rexam Beverage Can factory in Whitehouse, Ohio, where he retired. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, remodeling his home, loved his cats and was a health nut.
Gary is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Steve) Deemer; grandson, Brandon Bruischart; granddaughter, Megan (Chad) Bouwman; 9 great-grandchildren; and the mother of his daughter, Nancy Harrison.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Louie and Marion Fitch.
In keeping with Gary's wishes, he will be cremated and services will be private.
Memorial contributions in Gary's memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Ste, 500, Chicago, IL 60611. www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org