Gary Allen Bluhm of Tunkhannock, PA died Saturday evening, Dec. 1, 2012 in Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was born in Sayre on Oct. 19, 1952, son of Mary Kreichbaum Bluhm of Tunkhannock and the late Ervin Bluhm.
He was a 1970 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and attended Kings College. He was the owner of Gary Bluhm Real Estate and the Endless Mountains Exterminating Co. in Tunkhannock. He served as Mayor of Tunkhannock for several years and was a PIAA referee for basketball. Gary was a former member of Temple Lodge #248 F.&A.M. of Tunkhannock, Irem Temple Shrine and various other masonic organizations. He was an avid golfer and was a former member of Shadowbrook and Irem Temple Country Club. Gary was a former member of the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club and Triton Hose Co. #1. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary Elizabeth Ambrutis Bluhm. He fulfilled his pledge to his wife that he would courageously fight his diabetes so that he could see their grandchildren grow and learn.
Surviving are a son and daughterin law, Michael and Heather Bluhm of Lake Winola; daughter, Kellie Jo Bluhm of Jermyn; brothers, Jeffery and sister-in-law, Betsy Bluhm of Tunkhannock, David Bluhm of Honesdale; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jim Brown of Tunkhannock; granddaughter, Justine Bluhm; grandsons, Mark Ambrose, Michael Bluhm, Maxwell Bluhm and Hayden Bluhm; great-granddaughter, Aubrey McHenry and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Richard Wright of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to a Diabetes Association of the donor’s choice.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.