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Gary Warner Dounay
April 28, 1943 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
Gary Dounay passed away on September 16, 2023. He is survived by his daughters Jennifer and Amy, grandchildren Avery, Audrey, Maximilian, and Greta, and sibling Diane.
Gary was born in Denver and raised in Englewood, graduating from Englewood High School in 1961. After earning bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Western State College (now Western Colorado University) in 1965, Gary worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and enrolled in graduate school at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He went on to teach math and physics at Valley High School in Valley, Nebraska, where he met his future wife, Mary. Gary and Mary were married in 1972, and moved to Englewood, Colorado in 1974.
In his younger years, Gary was a talented clarinetist and enjoyed making music at home with his daughters. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and hiking in the mountains.
After his retirement, he and his wife, Mary, made multiple trips to Europe. Many of his fondest memories include their trips to Ireland and Italy. He also loved spending time with his grandkids and even hosted summertime sleepover “Grandpa Camps.”
Always artistically inclined, Gary developed an interest in watercolor painting and creating intricate handmade birthday cards. He enjoyed observing and photographing clouds and sunsets. He also loved attending classical music concerts. Gary appreciated all things British, including sharing high tea or fish and chips with his family. He also loved to entertain his friends and family with bad “dad jokes.”
Gary was a deeply devoted husband, father, and grandfather.