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“I always have fond memories of my uncle as gregarious man with a commanding presence and a kind heart. One of my favorite memories is when he came to...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Daniel Larson - Oregon City, OR

“I just had a funny feeling to read the Darien obits today. We had so many good times in the seventies when Gary and Noreen were dating then in their...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ellen Clark

“So sorry for your loss, Norene and family. Our deepest condolences. Jeanne (Bieluch) Schifini and Tom Schifini xox ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jeanne - Friend

“Good bye my old friend. We had some good times. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kipp Kretschman - Friend

“You were one of the good ones Gary. You leave a void that can never be filled. Signal 5 ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gary L. Birchard - Friend

“I will always thank Gary for the ride up the Fivemile River when in Boy Scouts and he took 4 of us and we learned the river. I remember Gary served...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Larry Porricelli - Friend

“I am saddened to hear of Gary passing.The good times I had at Rowayton Marine and the Firehouse with him is always fresh on my mind.I love ya big guy...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Phil Hazzard - Friend


Gary Gene Hartog, a resident of Rowayton, CT, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Rowayton with his wife of 46 years, Norene, his son, Gary Jr., daughter-in-law, Samantha, and DJ by his side. He was born on May 15, 1949 in Norwalk to Albert B. and
Catherine Hartog. He was one of 10 children raised and worked at the family business, Rowayton Marine Works, on the river in Rowayton, CT.

Gary was a life member of the Rowayton Hose Company and served various ranks in the Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department and with great pride as Chief from 1986 to 1996. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the war for 17 months and ultimately was a victim of Agent Orange. Gary was also a member of the Darien VFW and Ischoda Yacht Club.

Being from such a large family, Gary leaves behind his brother Bub and Pat, his brother Doug and Connie and his sister Judy. He was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Carol, Joan Bill, Stan and Jackie. He lovingly leaves behind many nieces and nephews and cherished friends.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Rowayton Fire Department, 136 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853, Darien VFW Post 6933, Vietnam Vets-Agent Orange, 205 Noroton Avenue, Darien, CT 06820 or an organization of your choice.

Loved by all and will never be forgotten.