Gary Wisma

November 16, 1952 - September 4, 2015

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Gary Lee Wisma, 62 of Portsmouth, Virginia passed away Friday September 4, 2015 at his residence in Portsmouth, Virginia.
He was born November 16, 1952 in Urbana, Ohio. He was the son of Richard and Sara Jane (Roe) Wisma. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1970. During his high school years he was on the golf team and in the Urbana High School marching band. He received the Grimes and ROTC scholarships to further his education at The Ohio State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from OSU in 1974. From 1980 to retirement in 2008 Gary was employed at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. He worked in cytogenetics, and was a clinical laboratory technician and computer systems specialist. He was honored with the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Gary enjoyed music, history, movies, football, sports, and reading. He walked several miles a day. Gary was a kind and gentle man who loved his family and special friends.
Gary is survived by his mother, Sara Jane (Roe) Wisma; brother, Daniel (Julie) Wisma, sister, Kathy (Steve) Watson; 3 nephews, Andy Wisma, Kevin Wisma and Jamie Watson; and Dolly Wisma, spouse of his deceased father Richard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Wisma and a brother, Kenneth Wisma.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4 PM at VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio with Pastor Scott Salee officiating. Family will receive friends from 2-4 prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com or Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, Virginia at www.sturtevantfuneralhome.com.


Michelann Rousseau - Jul 18, 2018
Gary, I am shocked at the loss of you. You are a man gone long before his time. God Speed my friend, God Speed!
Kevin Watson - Sep 26, 2015

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die at all. Gary gains life in your memories.

Margo Murphy - Sep 19, 2015

It still seems so hard to believe. I worked with Gary for over 20 years. RIP Fair winds and following seasto agreat guy.

Christine Howe - Sep 18, 2015

I am so very sorry for loss. Gary was a very kind person and he had a great sense of duty and honor. I enjoyed his sense of humor and wit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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