Today we received email from Donnie Grimes informing us that Gary Utter, a long-standing figure in the Apple II community and one of the founders of Syndicomm, passed away this morning after a long illness that many of us had watched him valiantly fight for many years. Please read on for the entire message from Donnie. We have enabled comments for this message.Folks,
It is my sad duty to report that an old friend of the Apple II community, Gary Utter, has passed away. Gary has been sick for a long time and has valiantly fought against many different medical situations the past several years. He had not been feeling well for the past several weeks and seemed to be progressively feeling worse and worse.
In the wee small hours of this morning (3/4/04), Gary lost his struggle. I am currently with his wife Susan and things are all set for the time being.
Arrangements are as follows:
Saturday 3/6/04 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 3/7/04 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Monday 3/8/04 approx: 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home
The funeral home is the Leo M. Bean Funeral Home located at 2771 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ChilI Volunteer Fire Department, Rochester, NY 14624.
I, for one, am going to miss Gary a great deal. It was he who initially interested me in computers and got me involved in the OnLine world, back in the old GEnie days. One of the first things he ever told me back in the 70′s when we first met, was “He who dies with the most toys, wins.”
Gary, you didn’t have to prove it to me. I would have let you win. I miss you.
Donald A. Grimes