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Gary Frank FortineJanuary 19, 1952 ~ April 19, 2016 (age 64)
Gary Fortine, 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gary was born on January 19, 1952 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank and Irene Fortine. Gary received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Youngstown State University, before going on to receive an additional degree in Computer Science. Gary worked as a computer programmer for 33 years, retiring in August 2015 from Cincinnati Financial Corporation. Gary was an avid record collector of early blues and jazz, as well as an accomplished guitarist and folk musician. He was extremely well-read, and his interests ranged from paleontology and archeology to sports and current events. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, who always put family first.
Gary is survived by his wife, Suellen Fortine; his children, Heather Fortine and Michael Fortine; his parents, Frank and Irene Fortine; and his sister, Arlene (Ray) Repko. Services are scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016, at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 11365 Springfield Pike in Springdale, Ohio 45246. The visitation will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Gary's name to the Humane Society of the United States, Dept. HACDQ100904001, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.