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Gary N. Termeer

August 15, 1937 — March 16, 2021

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Gary N. Termeer, age 83, of Dublin, OH, passed Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the Grand Care Center in Dublin. Born August 15, 1937 in Dublin, Ohio. Preceded in death by Wife, Marilyn, Father and Mother, Al and Ruthella Termeer, Brothers, Larry, Jerry and Albert; Stepchildren Jeff Harrison, Holly Ray, and Mary Beth Wilson; Sisters-in-law Marilyn Alice and Margie; In-Laws, Wesley and Orpha Windish. Survived by daughters, Laurie Termeer (Matt White), Lynda (Pete) Corrova, and Son, Keith (Marta) Harrison; Brother Dick (Marilyn Jean) Termeer; Grandchildren, Sarah Cain, Emily Champ, Amanda (Jason) Malley, Courtney (Adam) Wright, Cody (Mary Kate) Corrova, Ryan Wilson, Dominy and Morgan Denney, Paige and Paul Harrison. Great-Grandchildren Aaron, Tommy, Cael, Bria, Rune, Mackenzie, Alex and Ava. Special grandchildren Thomas and Jacob Day, many nieces and nephews and special care-giver Chrissy. He was a retired professor from Columbus State Community College and previously served as Executive Director of the Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Sports; Ohio Department of Health. Executive Director of EMS Advisory Council. Fire Chief, Dublin, Ohio. Firefighter-Paramedic at Dublin, Franklin Township, Columbus and Plain City Fire Departments. Adjunct Faculty Ohio Fire Academy and State Fire School, T & I Fire and EMS instructor. Teacher-Coach at Jonathan Alder High School. Graduate of Dublin High School and Otterbein College. Gary was a past or present member of: National Association for Health and Fitness (Board of Directors), International Rescue and Emergency Care Association Board of Directors and past-President and Member of International Championship Teams from Columbus and Dublin. International Association of Fire Chiefs, Ohio Fire Chiefs, International Association of Firefighters. North Area Mental Health Association (Board of Directors). Hug Club of Columbus. 1955 Dublin High School State Runners-up in Baseball. American Legion's Firefighter of the year with Columbus and Dublin. Among first 27 firefighters in Columbus to become Paramedics in United States and the Free World. Established and supervised the first Township Medic Unit (Dublin) in the state. Numerous other awards and honors. Special thanks to all the staff at The Grand of Dublin and especially Kindred Hospice for taking such wonderful care of Gary when his family was not permitted to be there with him. Family will receive friends from 3:00-7:00p.m. MONDAY at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, DUBLIN-PLAIN CITY CHAPEL, 9720 SR 161, Plain City, Ohio 43064 where the Funeral Service will be held 11:00a.m. TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021 with Pastor Larry Baker, Fire Department Chaplain, officiating. Burial will follow at Dublin Cemetery. Please note: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Social Distancing will be observed and Facial Coverings are required while at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Kindred Hospice, 540 Officecenter Place, Suite #100, Columbus, OH 43230 Please visit to share your favorite memories of Gary or to send your condolences to his family.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

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