Sherman "Gary" G. Wilt

08/17/1940 - 06/07/2022


Obituary For Sherman "Gary" G. Wilt

Sherman G. “Gary” Wilt August 17, 1940 – June 7, 2022

Sherman G. “Gary” Wilt, 81, Lakemont, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. Gary was born in Lakemont, son of the late Sherman D. and Mildred (Stiffler) Wilt. On July 25, 1970, he married Suzanne I. Jones who preceded him death on July 29, 2012. He is survived by a daughter, Sharon K. Futterer of AZ; a son, Matthew L. Wilt of Lakemont; three grandchildren: Shawn Bowers (Meagan), Tessa Wilt and Nativita Kaminski; three great-grandchildren: Bailey Bowers, Austin Vaughn, and Harper Bowers; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by seven siblings. Gary was a graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and served in the US Air Force. He retired from McClanahan Corporation after decades of loyal service. Gary enjoyed working on mechanical things, watching old western movies, sitting out on his porch, and spending time with his family. Most of all, Gary always had a joke to tell and enjoyed putting a smile on your face. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601. Interment will be at Alto Reste Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087. Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 06/20/2022

    My condolences to the family;especially his son matthew.he always had a pleasant demeanor when meeting myself.great person to know(and wife).his memory will be eternal. I am Marlene hilemans brother. God bless you.May you follow his example.daniel b bauer.

  • 06/13/2022

    Matt, Sharon and family. I have very fond memories of Uncle Gary and regret not staying more in-touch with him although I was lucky enough to have a few wonderful discussions with him through the years and did get to visit with him a few years ago. To me, he will always be the king of the "dad" jokes. There was never a time I can remember when he did not include multiple such jokes in a conversation and you couldn't help but smile. I will miss those occasional conversations as I am sure you miss him greatly. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • 06/13/2022

    Matt,Sharon, and families, I Am sorry for your loss. Uncle Gary was the one bright spot in my family visits as a child. He truly touched my heart. I know that you will miss him greatly, but I know my Mom, his sister Mim, is extremely happy to see him.I hope the thought brings you comfort.

  • 06/09/2022

    Sharon, Matt and families, I have so many memories I can't pick just one. From the times in MI to sitting on the porch, graduations, hospital stays, breakfasts, and just plain talking. I will miss our texts, our laughs, his check ins just because, his jokes, his love, & just plain him. He was a great man, one in a million & I am a better person just to have had him in my life as my Uncle & a father figure. I know Heaven is happy but I am truly sad. I am here if you need anything. I love you guy's more than you know.

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Joseph J. Stevens III


Joseph J. Stevens III