Gary R. Tatman

October 16, 1935 - December 12, 2023
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Trinity United Methodist Church
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
(410) 885-5641 | Map
Wednesday 12/20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
(410) 885-5641 | Map
Wednesday 12/20, 11:00 am
Bethel Cemetery
312 Bethel Cemetery Road
Chesapeake City , Maryland 21915
410-885-5663 | Map
Wednesday 12/20

Gary R. Tatman (88) passed away on December 12, 2023. He was born1935, in the old Wilmington Memorial Hospital, and lived in Chesapeake City MD for 30 years, before moving to Newark. He graduated in 1953 from High School as Valedictorian of his class. Gary learned to play the piano and the organ and wasContinue Reading

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MG Michael R. Berry left a message on January 3, 2024:
December 26, 2023 Dear Tatman Family, Along with your entire Delaware National Guard family, I want to convey our condolences and extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Chief Tatman. Mere words, although compassionate and gentle, cannot lessen your loss, but we pray that the heartfelt expression of our sentiments will ease your sorrow and emphasize that we, in your Guard family, understand and care. We trust that all your lovely memories will bring you comfort. If there is any way that I, or the Delaware National Guard, can be of assistance, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Michael R. Berry Major General The Adjutant General, Delaware
Melody S left a message on January 2, 2024:
Mr. Tatman will be missed at his Credit Union. It was always a pleasure helping Mr. Tatman with his questions and needs. He was always pleasant, sweet, patient and kind. Mr. Tatman was a sweetheart and a gentle soul. I will remember you Mr. Tatman! May your soul rest in peace.
Diane Palmer left a message on December 30, 2023:
Gary will be greatly missed on Holly Lane. He was so helpful when Mom’s health started deteriorating. He took her mail to the door every day. She would always tell me about how he was willing to help. He was also so supportive when I was staying with her. He was such a kind and helpful man. He always took time for others.
Michael Castaldi left a message on December 26, 2023:
Gary was a very kind and considerate man. I am sorry to see that he passed. I remember him fondly as I was transitioning from active duty to the DE ANG. I remember, he was getting me set up to go to flight school back in the summer early fall of 1991. I was getting married, getting off active duty, and starting my flight career. With all that was going on in my life, he was like a wise and seasoned Uncle, helping to shepherd me and my new wife into the ways of the Guard. He was a true gentleman!
Kemp Vye left a message on December 26, 2023:
I knew Gary at Merryland Roller Rink. He played the wonderful organ we skated to. I joined the DE Air NG in 1973 and Gary was one of the first people I met. He helped me settle into my career there.
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Ann Greenstein left a message on December 24, 2023:
I knew Gary quite well because his sister, Joyce, was a good friend of mine. I enjoyed his organ playing, our chats, and Thanksgiving meals with Gary and Joyce. I knew his family and some of his friends, but am not sure to whom to express condolences. Linda, perhaps? Tom? He will remain in my heart along side his sister, Joyce.
Ruth Sands left a message on December 20, 2023:
I send my sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Gary. He was the most kind and cheerful person, and I loved being his neighbor on Holly Lane. I always knew Gary was looking out for me, and I felt safe with him and Tom next door. He made the world a better place by being in it, and I am very grateful to have known him.
Larry Stewart left a message on December 20, 2023:
we hold the memory of our cousin Gary, very dear, and are grateful for the time we shared
Patti Marshalewski left a message on December 17, 2023:
Gary was very close to my mother,Amy Marshalewski. They were great companions. They lived close so he was able to be there for her during her long fight with cancer. One thing he did for me: He made lengthy dance skating tapes for me to practice to in order to increase my stamina for competition. We kept in touch all these years. He will be missed. RIP Gary.
Gary & Kathy Overstreet left a message on December 17, 2023:
Deepest Sympathy to Family. Gary was a GREAT guy and friend. Worked with him @ DANG; a fellow Guardsman. Rest in Peace, Gary
Tanya Leasure left a message on December 17, 2023:
So sorry for your loss I can still remember his wonderful music when he played at Merryland It brought me alot of joy listening to him!
Cynda Stone Rowley left a message on December 17, 2023:
Memories of Gary from hundreds of skaters. You were loved and will always be remebered.
ADANA MARQUESS left a message on December 16, 2023:
In memory of Gary R. Tatman, ADANA MARQUESS lit a candle
Ralph Brown left a message on December 16, 2023:
Family of Gary: Gary was a great organist and friend. He'll be missed by all of us. Great times with Gary at the Dickenson Organ concerts.
Michael Ramone left a message on December 16, 2023:
I am crushed by this news. Gary is the perfect example I always strive to emulate as he is “Always looking for the best in everyone.” I often wish I were more like Gary! He will be deeply missed. God Bless Him and his family.
Beverly Brown Widmer left a message on December 16, 2023:
Gary was a kind and loving gentleman. His smile and good humor brought a smile to many faces. His life was well lived. He will be missed. ❤️
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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