Smyth, Gary

Gary R. Smyth, age 63 of West Chester, PA formerly of Bear, DE died on June 20, 2020. Gary graduated from the University of Delaware in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Gary worked most of his professional career in the Finance field, and mostly at JP Morgan Chase where he was a Senior Project Manager in the Wilmington location.

Gary’s favorite hobby was being the best Dad ever! You could find him cheering for his children at all their games, recitals, concerts and activities. Gary was always about making memories. He scheduled and booked family visits and reunions – often at Disney World, where he proposed to his wife. In addition, he was an avid James Bond, Corvette and mystery fan, with Agatha Christie being his favorite author. He was cross country runner in HS and had completed a half-marathon.

Gary was predeceased by his loving parents Gerald A. and Margaret J. Smyth and father-in-law, Bernard W. Bieniasz. Gary is survived by his wife of 14 years, Michele and their two children, Sabrina and Grant. His brother, Gregg Smyth of Fort Myers, FL. Niece Katie Smyth-Jourdan (husband David and great-niece Cameron) of Tallahassee, FL. Nephew Corey Smyth (wife Tiffany), Tampa, FL. Sue Venutolo, Oak Ridge, NJ (husband Mark, niece Natalie and nephew Kyle) and many others.

The visitation will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. Due to COVID restrictions, admittance may be limited, and masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to an education fund for his children Sabrina and Grant, the Smyth Children Education Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank (any branch) or online at


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