Gary W. Orr, 87, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at ProMedica Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Born February 14, 1935 in Three Rivers, the son of Glenn and Marjorie (Warner) Orr, he graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1953.

He worked as a tool and die maker at Precision Tooling, Three Rivers Tool and Engineering, Whitehead Tool and Die, and at XL Machine, from which he retired in 1997.

A dedicated fireman, he served on the Lockport-Fabius-Park Township Fire Department for twenty years. He served in the National Guard Company B 246, U.S. Army, and in the Coast Guard. He was a member of the Elks, the Eagles, the Three Rivers Classic and Antique Restorers (C.A.R.) Club and the St. Joseph Valley Boat Club, and took pride in belonging to Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

He loved dogs, especially his beloved Abby and Cooper.

Remaining to cherish his memory are two daughters, Vickie (Richard Long) Orr and Pamela (Andy) Zagon; grandchildren, Melissa (Arnie) Kohler and Chelsea Zagon; great-grandchildren, Devon Kohler, Ashton Powers and Liam Collins; lifelong friends, Joe Kozik, Harold Lane and Terry Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary L. Orr; son, Glenn F. Orr; sisters, Esther Polmanteer and Ruth Mills; brother, Steven James Orr; lifelong friend, John Gearhart.

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Gary’s memory may be directed to Ark Animal Rescue & Adoption. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of his arrangements.

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