Gary L. Box left this world on Thursday, April 7th just two weeks shy of his 77th birthday.!
He was born on April 20, 1945, in Echo, PA to mother Esther (Snyder) father Eli Box and raised by his step-father, Elsmer Gregory who have preceded him in death. He was also preceded his death by his older brother, Earl and wife Donna. Gary graduated from Triangle Valley High School in 1963 and shortly thereafter left for the U.S. Navy where he served from 1963 to 1969. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Tidewater and later to the Pentagon. Upon discharge he made his way to Harrisburg and eventually became employed by the Commonwealth of PA until his retirement in 2004.
After retirement he joined the Mechanicsburg Sportsman Club and enjoyed shooting trap and wobble with his buddies. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 109. Gary enjoyed the simple things in life, hanging out with "his girls", dinner with special friends, family picnics and Cancun, his favorite vacation spot since retirement..Gary is survived by "his girls" wife, Sandra (Frohm) of 37 years, daughters, Stacey and partner Brian Ansell of Enola, Courtney and partner Brian Cartwright of Harrisburg and his beautiful granddaughter Bethany Ansell. Also surviving are his brother Ken (Janet) of South Fork, PA, brothers-in-law, John (Linda) Frohm, Florida, Tony (Kim) Frohm, Shippensburg, sisters-in-law Cindy Fogelsanger, Florida, Shelia Miller, Shippensburg and his "other girl" Janie (Byron) Magee, and his mother-in-law Nancy Frohm, Chambersburg, as well as many nieces and nephews.The family would like to offer a special "thank you" to Homeland Hospice for their care and compassion over the past month especially Heather and her team. Gary was treated with the dignity, compassion and love that he deserved. Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland at Home Hospice at 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Central Penn College Education Foundation at P.O. Box 309, Summerdale, PA 17093.