Gary Atherton, age
65 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in
He was born
September 7, 1950 in Evansville, IN, to James and Peggy (Mills) Atherton,
who preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his brothers, Thomas (Ruth) Atherton of Newburgh, IN, Timothy Atherton, and
John (Rhonda) Atherton, both of Evansville, IN, and several nieces and
nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Gary was director
of emergency medical services for Porter Regional Hospital. He was a
licensed paramedic. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the
Porter County Fire Association. He was an area resident since 1984 coming
from Evansville. He established the first paramedic education program in
Northwest Indiana. He was a devoted White Sox fan.
will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation
will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.
may be made to Chicago White Sox Charities, 333 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL,
to the family may be left at