Gary Patrick Wrenn Memorial Fund

Fund Type: Family Support

Wilmington, NC

Fundraiser ends on March 19, 2021

Friends of the family are asking for your support to contribute to his memorial fund and help his wife Karen during this difficult time. This will ensure that Karen will have the resources necessary to face many financial challenges to come.

Gary Patrick Wrenn, age 70, received his angel wings on Thursday, January 14, 2021, due to complications of COVID. Gary was a shining light and inspiration to his family, the many students he coached over the years, and everyone lucky enough to call him a friend. Friends of the family are asking for your support to contribute to his memorial fund and help his wife Karen during this difficult time. This will ensure that Karen will have the resources necessary to face the many financial challenges in the upcoming weeks and months ahead, including resources for Gary's memorial service. 

Gary was born in Washington, DC to the late Raymond and Nancy Wrenn. He spent most of his life in Wheaton, Maryland, attending Archbishop Carroll High School, Robert E. Peary High School, and Frostburg State University, graduating with a degree in Physical Education. He retired in 2009 after 34 years of teaching, from Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland.

Gary was well-loved by many. He was a very successful Head Football Coach, Athletic Director, Track Coach, and Special Olympics Coach. To this day, many former athletes have kept in touch with Gary over the years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.

Gary is survived by his wife Karen Wrenn; son Brandon Wrenn (wife Ana); daughter Brittany Gifford (husband Alex); 3 grandchildren, Sophia Wrenn, Asher Gifford, and Amelia Gifford; brother Raymond Wrenn Jr. (wife Barbara); sister Nancy Ruffner (husband Guy). He was an uncle to 5 nieces and 3 nephews. He was a friend, a mentor, and a coach to many.

Gary was a member of Grace UM Church in Wilmington and formerly St. Andrews UM Church in Edgewater, MD. A private service will take place at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation on Friday, January 22, 2021, and will be live-streamed.

If you can give, please click the “donate” button and if you are unable to contribute, please share so that others may be made aware of this worthy cause. Thank you all for your support. It is greatly appreciated. 

 


 

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