Gary Lee Van Arsdale
September 01, 1948 ‒ December 21, 2020
Formerly of Westerville, Ohio
Gary Lee Van Arsdale, 72, of Delaware, formerly of Westerville, passed away peacefully Monday, December 21, 2020 at Parkside Glenn Memory Care in Westerville.
Born September 1, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Charles Van Arsdale & Barbara (Lee) Lindenmeyer. Gary attended and later graduated from Whetstone High School in 1966, we would then go on and receive his Bachelor’s in Education from Ashland University, and then received his Masters Degree from The Ohio State University. Gary was an Eagle Scout, and was a camp counselor at Camp Lazarus in Delaware as a teen. Gary was very involved in the Westerville Community. He was a volunteer firefighter for Westerville, and served on City Council. He also taught history at West and Mifflin High School, worked for Physician Health Plan as chief operations officer, he created the company E-V Benefits Management, and was vice president of AON Consulting.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Marcia in October 2020, brother Jim Van Arsdale.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Becky (Mike Paulins) Van Arsdale- Paulins and Jessica (Andy) Krisch; grandchildren Iain Kirsch, Tate Van Arsdale, Matt Kirsch, and Myah Paulins; great-granddaughter Flora Van Arsdale; brother Steve (Debbie) Van Arsdale; sister-in- law Lynette Van Arsdale.
Gary enjoyed golfing, and would travel with his friends to his favorite course Pinehurst, in North Carolina. He was a member of Little Turtle, Rattlesnake, and Medallion golf clubs. He also enjoyed woodworking, and spending time with his daughters, and family in general. Gary never knew a stranger and always had a smile that could light up the room.
Gary and his late wife Marcia both loved Christmas, and everything about the holiday. The family finds peace knowing that he is now up there with her for the holidays, never having to spend Christmas apart from one another.
Private family services will be held at a later date
Memorial contributions in Gary’s honor may be directed towards the Alzheimer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America, or the Columbus Zoo.
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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.