Gary L. Hulsman, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. A longtime resident at Weatherwood Healthcare Center, Weatherly, PA, he expressed his fondness towards the staff and other residents, caring for them as family. Born in Coaldale, PA on May 30, 1946, Gary was a son of the late James N. and Ethel (nee Storch) Hulsman. He attended Tamaqua Area Schools and lived with his parents on Pine Street in Tamaqua, PA until in later years when health complications deemed it necessary to make Weatherwood his home. In his earlier years, Gary was employed by the Schultz Tire Corporation, Delano, PA as a quality inspector. He also worked for the Tamaqua Borough performing various maintenance duties. A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua, Gary served as a sexton for his church for numerous years as well. Above all, he was a sports enthusiast and was very passionate about the Notre Dame and the Philadelphia Eagles football teams. Gary was also an avid fan of the Yankees and 76ers, having been in attendance when Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points at the Hershey Sports Arena, Hershey, PA in March 1962. A listener of Rock and Roll music, he could be heard singing some of his favorite songs in the halls of Weatherwood. Gary is survived by a sister, Joan Miller; sister-in-law, Irene Hulsman; nieces; a nephew; several cousins; and devoted lifelong friend, John Ferry. He was predeceased by his brother, James W. Hulsman. Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 14 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Cindy White officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will follow the services. Call 10-11 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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