Obituary of Gary Stebbins
Gary L Stebbins (better known as "DJ Gary") passed away April 15, 2022 at Surrey Place in Bradenton, FL and was born 09/28/1946 in Dunkirk/Fredonia, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen Civilette Stebbins and William Stebbins. He has resided in Apollo Beach FL 30 years with his Spouse, Constance "Connie" M Larkin. Gary is also survived by two sisters, Karen Barton (Tom) of Greer, South Carolina, Candice Piercy (Steven) of Luka, Illinois, and one brother, John Stebbins (Diane) of Middletown, NY.
Gary was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and retired from Cargill Fertilizer after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Apollo Beach, Ruskin and Sun City Center Chambers as well as the Southshore Chamber.
Going back as far as his childhood, "DJ Gary" loved being an entertainer, spinning records for family gatherings and making sure everyone had a good time. In later years, he donated countless hours on a volunteer basis to provide music for local functions and fund raisers in the Southshore community. He researched the events to choose musical selections that would be most appropriate for the audience and would ensure that people got out on the dance floor! He was always the first to arrive and the last to leave every event.
Bicycle riding was another of his earlier passions. He prided himself in long rides, and rode on many solo vacation trips to destinations like Daytona Beach and Sanibel Island. Gary's other great love was cooking and he enjoyed sharing his culinary talents with our many neighbors and friends. He was known for searching food posts on the internet to bring more healthy dishes and excitement to his repertoire. He will be sorely missed by his family, many friends and associates.
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