In Memory

Gary Storkan

September 27, 1944 - January 14, 2019

Gary George Storkan of Yuba City, CA, passed away January 14, 2019.  He was born on September 27, 1944, in Lynwood, CA.  He was a resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 29 years and was a Contractor and Agricultural Consultant.

Gary was 3 years active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1965, and 3 years Navy Reserve from 1965-1968.  He served in the Vietnam War as a Class 3 Boatswain's Mate aboard the USS Vega AF 59.

Gary is survived by his wife, Mary Storkan; stepdaughter, Kristy Thao, her husband Korey, and daughter Kira of Visalia; son, Kevin Storkan, his wife, Shelly, and their son, Andrew, of Chico; brothers Dean Storkan of Pebble Beach and Bill Storkan of Atlanta, GA; neices Christine Jennifer of Aptos, Michelle Storkan of Fresno, and Terry Paul of Red Bluff; and nephew Rick Storkan of Tempe, AZ.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Terry Storkan; daughter, Jessica Storkan; and parents, Sarah and Richard Storkan.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 with Interment with military honors at the Sutter Cemetery, Sutter, CA, at 11:00 AM, and Memorial Service at Chapel of Twin Cities, Yuba City, CA, at 12:00 PM.

(The above information was taken from an obituary published in the Appeal Democrat on January 22, 2019)

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01/24/19 02:35 AM #1    

Virginia Small (Chambers)

I have memories of Gary and Gene Rafaello dancing during recess at Covington (7th or 8th grade) to Hey Bop-a-rebop!!! very talented... Always hoped he'd make it to one of our many reunions!  May the Lord comfort all his friends and family...  I will remember him fondly.  Ginni Small Chambers.

01/24/19 08:12 AM #2    

Suzanne Riedinger

Sad news. He was a nice guy. He will be buried where my parents are buried. My dad had a military funeral there and it is quite a touching ceremony. I’m glad Gary will receive this honor. His family will receive his flag.

01/24/19 08:25 AM #3    

Eric Miller

Gary and I served in the US Navy together at the very same time.(1962-1968) He was stationed on the USS Vega(AF59) and I was on the USS Coral Sea(CVA43). By chance, we ran into each other once during the Vietnam War and had some great stories to share. He was a great guy and very likeable. I remember him well from our high school days. My heart goes out to all his family. May you RIP, Gary. You'll be missed. Your friend forever. Eric

01/27/19 05:47 PM #4    

Susan Mack (Sugden)

So sorrry to hear of Gary's passing.  I know his family was proud of him for his service to our country, & his devotion to his family & friends.  Sincerely, Sue

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