Death of Gary Shay

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of GCI member Gary Shay who worked in Information Technology at the GCI Home Office for about 28 years (he retired a few years ago, and his wife, Janet Shay, retired recently after working for many years in Human Relations in the Home Office).

Gary and Janet were attending their congregation’s Pentecost service when Gary had a massive heart attack. Surrounded by many brothers and sisters in Christ, Gary died at church while doing what he loved—serving the church by making sure his congregation’s audio and video experience was of the best quality. Cards may be sent to:

Janet Shay
941 Fuschia Avenue
Glendora, CA 91740-4833

15 thoughts on “Death of Gary Shay”

  1. So sorry for your loss, Janet. You are in my prayers, asking God to give you his supernatural comfort in your time of grief. God bless.

  2. Janet, we are so shocked and saddened by Gary’s sudden passing. He was a bulwark of love and service, and we will miss seeing him doing his behind-the-scenes good works that brought joy to many. May our heavenly Father by His Spirit give your heart the peace that Jesus left with us, looking forward to the Day of final healing and reunion.

  3. Dear Janet,

    Our prayers are also with you. It is so difficult to find words of consolation. But, I do know that God cares for you and that our Lord will not leave you alone, not now and not ever.

    With love,
    Santiago and Elke

  4. Dear Janet,

    I am so sorry to hear about Gary’s sudden death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Don Mason

  5. Dear Janet. We are so sad to learn of Gary’s sudden death. It just seems so unbelievable. Gary was so robust and energetic and full of life. I remember our last conversation together and how you guys were moving after retirement and just enjoying life. May God bless and strenthen you, and may the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you.

  6. Dear Janet,
    I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s untimely passing. Know I am thinking of you and praying for Jesus’ peace and love to be with you at this sad time in your life. God bless, Paul Kurts.

  7. Janet, Lifting you and your family in prayer today. Praying for that peace that exceeds understanding as you find your way day by day. With love, prayers and concern.

  8. We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your husband Gary, Janet. We pray for the comfort that only the Holy Spirit can give in such a time as this.

  9. Janet, Our prayers are with you. Karen and I send our love and pray that the Spirit hold you, lead and give the very specific needs and desires of your heart in this time of incredible difficulty.

  10. Our dear sister Janet….Jonnie and I send our prayers and love to you and your family…that the peace and grace and comfort of the Lord be yours fully…during this time of loss. You are loved so much by the Lord and by us/those who know you. Blessings

  11. Dear Janet you and Gary and your grandchildren are a blessing to our congregation .You and the family are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers .
    We love you .
    Carlton ,Judy

  12. Our hearts are heavy now upon hearing about Gary. And I know your life is forever changed. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I pray for your strength and comfort. Grieve well. May your receive the gift of the Spirits comfort and support from family and friends.
    Mark & Anne Stapleton

  13. What a loss–Gary was Glendora Church’s Mr. Dependable–with him back there on the sound booth you never had to worry. As his pastor for 20 years we did a lot together–going to Mighty Ducks games, arranging projects for Black History/Cinco de mayo and four Xmas plays. Such a great thing to have people you could count on to get the job done–his early background in remote Western Penn. gave him a work ethic that said never quit. I had a small cable TV show in Duarte for 17 years and still have clips and CDs from those years that Gary made and have used 3 of them already in Memphis Church. So much more could be said but we are very much keeping his family in mind–he loved his wife, his daughter and his grandkids–a rich life, well-lived and we will really miss him.
    Neil and Susan, Arlington, TN

  14. You have our utmost condolences on the recent loss of your husband Janet and our prayers! I still miss you much and thank you for all of those years of good service at our headquarters. I’m ever praying the relationship of the Father and the Son in the Spirit upon you as your Consolation, Strength and Encouragement, in the present trial, and with love too real and deep for words. Grace, Peace and Every Blessing.

  15. May our Heavenly Father give you & your family(both immediate & church) & friends extra love,comfort,strength & peace that surpass ALL understanding during this difficult & trying time..
    Sarah Joubert, Baton Rouge,LA

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