Gary Kimmel

Gary Kimmel

June 01, 1949 - June 18, 2020
South Beaver Township

Gary Kimmel

June 01, 1949 - June 18, 2020
South Beaver Township


Gary Kimmel, 71, of South Beaver Twp., died suddenly Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Born June 1, 1949 at home in Chippewa Twp., he was the son of the late T. Bob and Betty Louise (Johnson) Kimmel.

Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as an x-ray technician.  He worked in the automotive industry as a Parts and Service Director at Morrow Ford/Lincoln Mercury of Beaver Falls, Team Ford & Toyota, Steubenville, OH, Stadium Lincoln Mercury/Volkswagen, Boardman, OH and Shenango Honda in Hermitage at which time he retired from the industry. During his retirement, Gary worked as a handyman. Helping people was his passion.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy L. (Knepp) Kimmel; two sons, Brian K. Kimmel of Darlington, PA and Jason V. (Jami) Kimmel of Uniontown, PA; a daughter, Amanda H. (Jon) Treen of Chippewa Twp., PA; two grandchildren, Austin Blake Treen and Danica Jordyn Treen both of Chippewa Twp., PA; a brother, Stephen (Cyndee) Kimmel of Enon Valley, PA; two sisters-in-law, Sherry Kimmel of West Mayfield and Anita Kimmel of FL; also several nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Daniel, Rusty and Jay Kimmel and a sister, Bobbi Jean Kimmel.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7pm in the Gabauer Funeral Home- 1133 Penn Avenue, New Brighton Pastor Donald MacNeil will officiate.

Private Interment will be in the National Cemeteries of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA.

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5 responses to Gary Kimmel

  1. Robert Harn says:

    Gary will be missed by the Harn and Lillard I cant put into words how much he helped us and the beautiful work he did for us..He is one of the most honorable men I ever met . I could never put into words how much I enjoyed his company and was lucky enough to have spent most of the last 6 months with him. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

    Bob..Robert..Benjamin Harn..Linda Lillard and Raquel Pettigrew We will miss you Gary

  2. Heather says:

    My sister and I will always be thankful to Gary for providing handyman work for our father, looking out for him, and for the friendship the two neighbors shared. Gary will hold a special place in our hearts for the help and advice he gave us also.
    We send our sympathies to the family.
    Heather & Brandie Lank

  3. I hardly know where to start… There’s certainly not enough words to express the thoughts and memories I have with this awesome man… He was the man who Gave me a job right after my husband died, and brought me out of a deep depression by having me memorize Ford part numbers & The automotive business pretty much from the inside out… He was a committed, loyal hard-working family man, who put everything he had into all that he cared about… He was a friend to many and would go out of his way to make life easier for anyone he saw in distress… He did many home repairs for me and my friends… And he was not only the man I called Boss, but also a trusted and endeared friend for many years… He will be sorely missed by so many, and his children will now carry on his legacy and share with the world things their father taught them, not only in word but in works “He Walked the Walk”… He was the best of the best In anything he set his mind to do… Rest in Peace “BOSS MAN” 💔 Thanks for the Memories 💙

  4. Gary’s craftmanship will be sorely missed. My home stands as a tribute to his talent in creating beauty out of what some would call junk. His attention to detail is displayed in all of his work and appreciated by all who have benefited from his expertise. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and to all of us who have been touched by his generous life.

  5. Gary was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known. He gave one thousand percent in everything and his work ethic was the highest I’ve observed in my life. I was blessed to have him spend the winter remodeling my new home and do an outstanding job. He had a great eye for detail, and I knew I would never go wrong just letting his ideas and choices flow into the project. His touch is evident in every area of this house and my brother, nephews, extended family and I will enjoy the beautiful environment he created for us every single day. What I will miss the most is having the opportunity to chat with him every day. He loved to talk about his work, present and past, and enjoyed hearing about my job. He was a truly valued friend who will be greatly missed by the Lillard and Harn families. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to Gary’s family.

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