Garry R. Maling, 64, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011. Garry was born Jan. 29, 1947 in Sunnyside to Victor and Pauline (Wilson) Maling.

Garry attended school in Sunnyside.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969.

On May 19, 1969 Garry married Vicki Dolan in Reno, Nev. They made their home in Sunnyside and raised two children.

Garry worked with the local telephone company for 33 years.

Garry loved watching NASCAR, going hunting, fishing, yard work, and being the number one babysitter for his grandkids.

He was a life-time member of the VFW.

Garry is survived by his wife, Vicki Maling of Sunnyside; one son, Tracy (Kim) Maling of Kennewick; one daughter, Heidi (Jesus) Rodriguez of Grandview; five grandchildren and one on the way, A.J., Jayden, Damian, Teaghan, Reilly, and "Rocky"; one brother, Gerald Maling; a sister, Sally Gregory; and special friends, Linda and Lenny.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Larry Maling.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside.

Memorials may be made to North Star Lodge Cancer Center or the Sunnyside Fire Department.

Those wishing to sign Garry's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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