We are saddened today by the passing of Gary Gracyk, Gavin’s father. Gavin is currently racing the West Coast Lites and finished 7th overall in Anaheim last weekend.
Gary had been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 47. He was a wonderful father, husband and was admired by many. In addition to the constant love, support and guidance he showed Gavin, Gary founded the S.O.A.R. (School Of Advanced Racing) Academy, was a member of Gospel Hill Ministries, a youth teacher at Gospel Hill A to J, founder of the A.L.S. group of Coshocton County, an AMA member, a professional motocross instructor, involved in Big Brothers / Big Sisters, church league bowling and softball, and enjoyed working with kids and helping others.
Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at the Fischer Funeral Home at 412 E Main St., Warsaw, OH. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2008, at Gospel Hill 27610 TR 45, Warsaw, with Rev. Ron Davis officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the S.O.A.R. Academy, c/o Ohio Heritage Bank, 200 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812, or to Gospel Hill Ministries, 27610 TR 45, Warsaw, OH 43844.