David W. Garay, 75, of Saukville, WI passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon, WI surrounded by his family.
He was born in Somerville, New Jersey on January 9, 1945. David served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1968 where he met his future wife Darlene Garay (Weber). They were married for 44 years.
David was a mainframe computer programmer and retired from Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) in Milwaukee, WI.
Aside from work, David was a member of Portview Church in Port Washington, WI and could be found serving his church. He enjoyed spending time with family, as well as, hunting and fishing.
Later in life he spent his time watching his grandchildren in their many sports and events as well as continuing to stay active in church and volunteering for Stars and Stripes Honor Flights. He also enjoyed several “once in a lifetime” vacations with his wife and family.
He was a member of the Landt-Thiel American Legion Post 470 in Saukville and with his wife were very active.
He is survived by his wife Darlene of Saukville, WI and children Melissa (Randy) Walters of Menomonee Falls, WI, Heidi (Adam) Schuldt of Slinger, WI, his brother Donald (Marian) Garay of New Jersey, his sister-in-law Janice (Dennis) Koch of Wisconsin, his nine half brothers and sisters outside of the Wisconsin area, grandchildren (Brittany and Jordan Walters and Eva, Lily and Eli Schuldt) and his nieces and nephews and many friends.
A celebration of life with military honors is will be held 1 pm, Friday, May 14, 2021 at Portview Church, 3457 County Road LL, Port Washington with a reception to follow. Visitation will be held AFTER the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Milwaukee or Landt-Thiel American Legion Post 470 Saukville or Portview Church, Port Washington, WI.