Death of Gary Sefcak

We were saddened this week to learn of the death of Gary Sefcak who had been employed by WCG in various capacities since 1952, including pastoring the congregation in San Bernardino, California. The note below is from Carn Catherwood.

Gary
Gary with Karla, his wife of 47 years

My kind, always courageous brother-in-law, Gary Sefcak, passed away late in the afternoon on July 20, surrounded by his wife Karla, two children, his son-in-law, and three grandchildren. Gary was 81 years old when he entered the Lord’s presence where “there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying and there shall be no more pain.” Gary had been a paraplegic since age 19, shackled by extreme physical limitations which he handled with much dignity. Now he no longer is dependent on crutches, motorized chairs and the assistance of loving friends and family. He can now run to embrace those who preceded him in death.

My heartfelt thanks to so many for their prayers for Gary and Karla, their daughter (Kim Hollis), their son (Tommy Sefcak), and Gary’s sister (my wife, Joyce Catherwood).

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants (Psalms 116:15).

Cards may be sent to:

Karla Sefcak
519 Conn’s Lane
Lancaster, KY 40444

3 thoughts on “Death of Gary Sefcak”

  1. In one sense, I was saddened when I learned of the death of my brother in Christ, Gary Sefcak. Then, in his usual, soothing, unique way, Carn Catherwood laid out most graciously what we all feel in our hearts. I feel like celebrating that Gary is no longer shackled by the restrains and problems which his Earthly life was heir to. Congratulations, Gary. You have run the race and finished your course. Still, I send my condolences to the Sefcak and Catherwood families.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, keep you – along with all the family members, snuggled in His loving arms during this time of loss – and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  3. Dear Karla and Family,
    I was very saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. But having worked with both of you years ago on festivals and conferences, I was one who was well aware of his limitations and struggles just to get around. Carn’s words can be echoed by all who knoew him. Now he is free indeed! God bless and comfort you.
    Larry Dietrich

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