MONSON – Gary J. Sears, 61, died Aug. 12, 2012, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. He was born Aug. 18, 1950, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Edward and Thelma (Riesle) Sears.
He graduated from Monson Academy, class of 1968. Gary then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War with the 101st Artillery, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. After the service he worked for more than 30 years at True Textiles, Guilford.
He is survived by a son and his wife, Jason and Amy Sears of Fort Belvoir, Va.; a brother and his wife, Richard and Gloria Sears of Monson; a sister and her husband, Donna and Russ Page of Ocala, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the home of Richard and Gloria Sears, 106 Indian Point Loop, Monson. Private graveside services with military honors will be held at a later date at Hillside Cemetery, Monson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to