Gary Martin Card, 69, passed away on December 4, 2021, peacefully at home after a long illness. He was born in Bangor on October 11, 1952, the son of Harry Edward Card, Sr., and Juanita (Martin) Card.
Gary graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1971 and was very pleased to have been able to attend his 50th high school reunion on August 21, 2021. Upon high school graduation, Gary entered the Navy and became a corpsman. He served for 6 years and during part of his service he sailed throughout the world on the USS Caloosahatchee.
Gary’s career after his honorable discharge from the Navy was as a correctional officer at the Maine State Prison. He also at one point in time worked at the Bangor Pre-Release Center. He also at one point dabbled in VCR repair, owning a repair shop in Northport, Maine.
Gary was an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason of Maine and an Anah Shriner.
Gary will be remembered as a true jokester; he loved to mess with people. Everyone who knew him knew this and could always count on being amused or in some cases, annoyed. But a visit with Gary would always entail laughter.
Gary is survived by his sisters, Pearl Fowler and husband Donald of Surry, Donna Jancewicz and husband Robert of Hancock, and brother, Harold Ingalls, Jr., and wife Vicki of Surry. He is also survived by good friend and former wife, Donnamaria Talarico of Swanville, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his Florida friends and a special friend, Carolina Lucchini, of Argentina.
Gary was predeceased by his parents; brothers Harry Edward Card Jr., and Malcolm Card; stepbrothers Harold Clyde Ingalls and Dale Ingalls.
A special thanks is extended to Gary’s Angels: Cindy, Christa, Kelly, Hazel, Paula, Tabatha, Ashley and Kristy. He loved you all and appreciated everything you did to make his life comfortable at his home. Thank you, Nurse Allie, and Social Worker Rob, for your comfort and guidance during Gary’s hospice journey.
A celebration of life will occur sometime during the Spring of 2022.
Private burial will take place at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, at a later date. Gifts in Gary’s memory may be made to Northern Light Home Care & Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. In memo section, write Union River Team hospice patient.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com