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Gary Sarkinen

September 19, 1983 — October 22, 2017

Gary Oscar Sarkinen, 34, of Clayton, GA died Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Mountain View Health Care in Clayton, Georgia.

Gary was born in Ft. Myers, FL, September 19, 1983. He is the son of the late Althea Sarkinen and the nephew of Barbara Douglas of Austell, GA.
Gary's surviving family is his grandmother, Althea Shynk and stepfather, Doug Quarry, aunt and uncle, Barbara and Glenn Douglas. Other family members are Kristine and Brandon Houze, Bryson Houze, and Kyleigh Houze, close friends, Asa and Pam Collins along with numerous other friends.

The body has been cremated and the family and friends of Gary will have a private celebration of life in Austell as they say goodbye to this incredible young man, who endured a lot and still kept a smile on his face, a positive attitude, and never stopped caring about everyone he came in counter with.

Family says that memorial donations will be accepted, in his memory, in lieu of flowers, to help offset the costs of cremation services.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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