Gary Lee Metzler, 71, entered into rest suddenly on February 20, 2017 in Manteca. He was born on July 17, 1945 in Watsonville, CA.
Gary leaves behind his adored wife of 51 years, Patricia Metzler of Manteca, his daughter Laura Metzler and partner John Ortiz of Manteca/ Salinas, his grand children, Joseph Steven Metzler, Mikel Greggary Gibbs, Kendra Lynn Metzler and Joshua Ryan Gibbs. In addition, he leaves two siblings Elsie Metzler of New Mexico and Sandra Metzler.
Gary was a Manteca/ Salinas resident. He was a Veteran serving his country proudly through the United States Army. He retired as a loss control manager at Monterey Education Risk Management Authority (MERMA) after many years of dedication and hard work. He was an avid tennis player and loved an intriguing game of chess with his grand children. He was active and would go to the gym daily. He had a wonderful sense of humor, dry yet sarcastic. He loved his grandchildren and his puppies more than words can say. He will be remembered as a most loving husband, wonderful father and amazing grandfather. He will be deeply missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Metzler family. Per family request, all services will be private. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, March 7, 2017