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Memorial visitation Sunday for Gary Atherton, age 65

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Gary Atherton, age 65 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Valparaiso, 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.

Memorial visitation 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.

Memorial donations may be made to Chicago White Sox Charities, 333 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL, 60616.

Online condolences to the family may be left at


Posted 1/15/2016




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