Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Gasawskis in:
 • Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
 • Belleville
 • St. Clair County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Gary J. Gasawski, Sr
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 13, 1947
East Saint Louis
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 2007
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

Gary J. Gasawski Sr., 60, of Belleville, Ill., born March 13, 1947, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away July 13, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, due to complications of his battle with cancer.

He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, family man, and dedicated community servant.

He will be dearly missed by many.

Gary dreamed of becoming a firefighter since childhood. He started fulfilling his dreams by becoming a volunteer with the Signal Hill Volunteer Fire Department for four years and Northwest Fire Department for seven years. On Sept. 13, 1976, he joined the Belleville Fire Department. Gary served with Belleville for 28 years. He was a member of IAFF Local 53 and served on the executive board of the union for Local 53. He was a member of the Associated Fire Fighter of Illinois Honor Guard. Gary retired from the Belleville Fire Department as Assistant Fire Chief on Sept. 13, 2004.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Gasawski.
Surviving are his wife, Karen, nee Kehoe, Gasawski, whom he married on Dec. 6, 1968; his children, Jill (Denny) Doss of O'Fallon, Ill., Gary Jr. (Amanda) Gasawski of Belleville, Ill., and Chrissy (Shawn) Kaffer of Phoenix, Ariz.; a grandson, Braden Gasawski of Belleville, Ill.; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Kaffer, due in November 2007; his mother, Betty, nee Melichar, Gasawski; a sister, Becky (Gary) Gatten of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Kevin (Patty) Gasawski of Belleville, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15 , 2007, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

A firefighter walk-through will be held at 6 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 16 , 2007, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Monsignor Bernard Voss officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.

Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Jul 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20472214
Gary J. Gasawski, Sr
Added by: Randy & Melissa Watkins
Gary J. Gasawski, Sr
Added by: Gracie's Grammy
Gary J. Gasawski, Sr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 Added: Jan. 23, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012

- Barbara
 Added: Apr. 21, 2008
There are 2 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service