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Gary Patrick Wrenn

February 4, 1950 - January 14, 2021

Gary Patrick Wrenn, age 70, received his angel wings on Thursday, January 14, 2021, due to complications of COVID.

Gary was born in Washington, DC to the late Raymond and Nancy Wrenn. He spent most of his life in Wheaton, Maryland, attending Archbishop Carroll High School, Robert E. Peary High School and Frostburg State University, graduating with a degree in Physical Education. He retired in 2009 after 34 years of teaching, from Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland.

Gary was well-loved by many. He was a very successful Head Football Coach, Athletic Director, Track Coach, and Special Olympics Coach. To this day, many former athletes have kept in touch with Gary over the years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.

Gary is survived by his wife Karen Wrenn; son Brandon Wrenn (wife Ana); daughter Brittany Gifford (husband Alex); 3 grandchildren, Sophia Wrenn, Asher Gifford, and Amelia Gifford; brother Raymond Wrenn Jr. (wife Barbara); sister Nancy Ruffner (husband Guy). He was an uncle to 5 nieces and 3 nephews. He was a friend, a mentor, and a coach to many.

Gary was a member of Grace UM Church in Wilmington and formerly St. Andrews UM Church in Edgewater, MD. A private service will take place at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation on Friday, January 22, 2021, and will be live-streamed. Those wishing to do so may attend virtually by clicking on the following link Gary Patrick Wrenn Memorial Service at 11 A.M. Friday, January 22, 2021.

In spring or summer, the family will plan a celebration of Gary’s life in Maryland.

Please consider making a donation to help assist the family with any final expenses by visiting the memorial funds established at Treasured Memories Community Funding.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403
910.791.9099

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