Gary Richard Hlavacek, age 73, of Metamora, Ohio, passed away in his home Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019. He was born June 22, 1945 in Adrian, Michigan to Leslie A. and Mary Frances (Ondrovick) Hlavacek. On June 8, 1999 he married Lela M. Newton and she survives.
Gary served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post #306 in Assumption. Gary worked in television broadcasting in Traverse City, Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. He loved going to work wearing a white shirt and tie.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Lela; sister, Donna Sutherland; nieces, Lori Ann Miller, Brittany (Jason) Small and Jessica (Darren) Ratliff; nephews, Scott (Dana) Brown, Kevin Brown and Joe (Karen) Brown and sister-in-law, Naydean (Tom) Creason.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Larry Sutherland; niece, Vicki Brown; Lori Ann Miller's husband, Jeff Miller; and Gary's first wife, Carol.
In keeping with Gary's wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.