Gary James Glover

Gary James Glover passed on September 27, 2016 from Huntington’s disease.

Gary is survived by his brother Michael, nephew Grady Glover, his three children Kaili, Landon, and Kellan, niece Haley Cherry her son Nate, niece Jennifer Spiess her two children Bryce and Mackenzie Mohl, and nephew Jeff Dillion.

Memorial Mass is 10 A.M. Saturday, December 3rd at St. Johns, burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, and reception at Johnny’s North Lawrence.
Gary was born to George and Evelyn Glover, on March 8, 1962. He was predeceased by his mother Evelyn from Huntington’s in 1976, his father George from cancer in 1984, and his sister, Debbie in August 2004 also from Huntingtons.

Gary was baptized and received first communion at St. Johns, attended St John’s parochial school, Hillcrest grade school, West Junior HS and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1980.

At an early age he worked for his dad at his Mexican food restaurant, Casa de Taco doing dishes, cleaning floors and helping with preparation and serving

After high school he moved to San Francisco and worked as a “bike messenger” roofer, and a catering service, Forks and Fingers. He lived on a scif in Sausalito Bay. He returned to Kansas and helped start the “Mega Kegger”. He graduated from JCCJC as a chef then worked at Westin Crown Center and Carriage Club, Kansas City Missouri.

Gary married Amy Vernon in October 1987. They lived in Hawaii in the late 80’s where he worked as a sous chef at the Westin Mauna Kea on the Big Island. They assimilated into the Hawaiian culture effortlessly and spent days off exploring the Island.

Gary rode his BMW motorcycle while working at fine dining restaurants in Colorado; Tabor Center Denver, Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs, and Fox Acres. In Lawrence at The Eldrgide Hotel and KU Alumni, and in California at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, Palm Springs, Cota de Casa, and San Diego.

Gary moved to California in July 2013. During his last three years, he went to concerts, Bass Lake, Yosemite, beaches, movies, ball games, and often visited his grand nieces and nephews, Kaili, Landon, Kellan, and Nate. He was a friend of Bill Wilson, attended meetings regularly in Lawrence and California.

His last movie was The Beatles, his last meal was Mexican. He never gave-in to his disease or wanting to come home to Lawrence. He was loved deeply by his family, his friends and Amy, his only wife.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gary’s name to:
Hereditary Neurological Disease Centre 3223 No. Webb Wichita KS 67226

3 Condolences

  1. Joseph Goodman on November 24, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Gary was a star at the Johnson County Culinary Academy and it was a pleasure to recommend him to Westin Hotels where he became a well respected culinarian who worked long hours at the always busy Westin Maui resort.
    Our thoughts are with the entire family as we remember this fine man who touched many.

  2. Carl and Suzie Craig on November 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I will always remember Gary as a wonderful little boy. He has always held a special place in the hearts of our family members. Our sympathy Mike. You too have a special place in our hearts. Love always, The Craig Clan.

  3. J. Moore/Volunteer on November 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    To the Family of Gary James Glover,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Gary. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Gary.
    (John 11:41-44)

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