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NEALIS, Gary Gary Alan Nealis was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 13, 1952, to parents Billy and Doris Nealis. The family moved to North Edwards, California in 1955. Gary participated in basketball and baseball and graduated from Boron High School and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Gary liked sports, especially skiing and hiking, and had a big heart for his rescue dogs. He enjoyed music and playing the guitar. He resided in Redmond, Washington. Boeing Aircraft was his employer in Everett, Washington, until his retirement in 2010, due to health problems. Gary passed away in Edmonds, Washington, on September 13, 2011. His death was caused by spinal cancer. Friends say he was an inspiration to them, never complaining and always having a positive attitude. His father preceded him in death in 2005. Surviving and missing him are his mother, Doris, and his sister, Cheryl Ekstedt, of Huntington Beach. If you wish to make a donation in Garys name, please make this to a dog rescue service or a charity of your choice.

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