I have great memories of Gary. When I remember Gary I think of someone who was always smiling or trying to hold back a smile. As a kid I remember him as a pitcher who kids would fear because he threw so hard, nobody wanted to get hit by one of his pitches that got away. One memory in particular that comes to mind was freshman year in high school he threw a 3-2 curve to my brother and caught him looking. Only Gary would throw a 3-2 curve. I took pride in the fact that I usually got the best of him in my at bats. And whenever I did Gary would look over and try not smile. God Bless Gary and the Amatrudos.
I first met gary in el Paso texas during mob site once we found out we were both from the north east our bond began he will be missed and most of all remembered
Dear Gary, Louise and Family,
Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache; but those who care share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind.
Our sincere condolences.
Ken and Bonnie Clancy
Dear Gary,Louise and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. God Bless
To the entire Amatrudo Family,
Our sincerest condolences and the wish for God to grant you peace. There is no way to measure the loss of Gary Jr. They say that time heals all wounds, but the weight of a broken heart is endless. May God lessen that weight each time you have a fond memory of Gary Jr and help strengthen your faith that he is now part of God’s Army.
US Army and Brothers Forever,
Jim Grosso, Doris Diaz and Families
We received a generous donation today in memory and honor of Gary Thomas Amatrudo, Jr. Although we have never met him, his life of service kept on giving even after his passing. I will pray for him to be at peace and for all those that are missing him right now. Thank you to Rick Quiroga for blessing us in memory of Mr. Amatrudo today. This donation today will positively impact so many lives in the coming weeks. We will think of Mr. Amatrudo with every smile.
Freehold Area Open Door
We are very sorry for the loss of Mr. Amatrudo. Although I never met him, Howie has spoken of him and your family. A soldier, warrior from a military family.
Thank you for your service, the Lord and families like yours, are what have contributed to keeping our beautiful and mighty country safe.
God bless all of you and bring you peace in time. If I can help or pray with anyone, please contact me thru Howie.
That little being of light that now leaves us, part to become the star that will accompany your darkest nights.
We are incredibly saddened to hear of Gary's passing. With heavy hearts we offer our deepest condolences. May God shine his light on Gary and your entire family during this difficult time. With love from Joshua & Danielle Siecinski & Family
May you beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you the difficult time,ours deepest sympathy from Enzo, Anna and all the staff from bella napoli,Is not words for this tragedy he was to young.So sorry Louise,Gary and family
There are no words to truly express our sympathy. We pray that God gives you peace in your hearts, knowing that your precious and beautiful Gary is in God's loving arms. With love and deepest sympathy, Joanne & Westy
Gary, Louise and their loved ones -
We are truly sorry for the loss of your son Gary Jr. He proudly served his country and we are grateful for that.
May God bless your family and keep him close in your memories.
Peter & Tricia
Dear Amatrudo Family,
Our deepest condolences to everyone. Gary was so loved by everyone he encountered. He was the life of the party and the guy who would take the shirt off his back for you. God bless you all and may his good memories ease the pain of your suffering.
Acciani Family (Marc, Brianne, Deandrea, Greg & Pat)
I am a believer in we are the sum total of everyone we have ever met. It has been my honor to be a small part of the equation in the life of Gary Amatrudo. My time with him was when he was a member of our Millstone Warriors championship team and the memories that went along with that. From the first day of practice I gave him the assignment for him to inbound the ball every time he was on the floor. In the championship game on Mar 2, 1997 with the score tied and 25 seconds left, we forced a turnover. Without hesitation, Gary was ready to inbound. Oh, one other thing-we never had sideline inbounds plays. It was Gary's job to find the open man. No pressure at all on this 12 year old young man. The play went like this: "Warriors set to inbound from the far hash. Gary Amatrudo with the assignment. Amatrudo looks for Kostar at half court, Gary finds Graber along the sideline. Jay drives the ball, and finds a cutting Gonzales. Ronnie lays it up and in and the Warriors take the lead." That play never happens without Gary completing his assignment. Well done young man. So every March 2, I want you to think about Gary. I know I will be.
Gary, Louise and family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. May God bless you.
Gary & Family,
Sylvia and I would like to extend our heart felt condolences to you and your entire family and to provide you with as much comfort as possible, as we have suffered identically the same kind of pain. We would like for you to know that you are not alone and that we are willing to do anything that we can that will ease the pain of the broken hearts that you have at this time.
Sylvia Thomas & Frank Cansler
To Gary, Louise and family.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. My thoughts, heart and prayers are with you. May Gary Thomas Jr rest in peace. xoxo
You will be forever missed Gary. My condolences for your family and friends. You were a great friend, father and all around human being. I will truly cherish all the great memories we shared among all of us from Millstone into adulthood.
Gary and Louise,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Gary. There are really no words for this kind of pain but wanted to share this old Irish proverb with you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Death leaves heartache no one can heal...
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Karen
To The Amatrudo Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences a for your loss. I pray you will find a source of continued strength and comfort.
The Mairella Family
I served with Gary my entire military career. Right off the bat, you could just tell this man had greatness and strength in him and in the way he cared about doing good in this world. One time Gary got in trouble for missing formation, turns out he stopped dead in his tracks to rescue a starving lost dog and even used his helmet as a water bowl for the poor thing and did not leave the dog's side until he found someone to take him. Gary was like that though, even as he was getting chewed out and doing push ups in formation he knew it was the price he promised himself he would pay and that's just the kind of guy he was. He will be missed.
Incredible ball player. Better person. Will remember all the good times we had on the field. One of a kind.
You will be missed my friend.
Thoughts and prayers to your family. So sorry for your loss.
Louise and Gary. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your son Gary. Please accept my condolences to you both and your family.❤️
Louise and Gary
Joey and Greg
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was so sad to hear the news about Gary. I cannot even begin to imagine your pain. We are all so proud of Gary for his service to our country.
With deepest sympathy
Connie DeNicola Embley
Gary, Louise and family. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Your son was such a wonderful man, and I’m deeply saddened by his sudden passing. I know how close the two of you were, and I know just how this loss has hurt you to the core. I want you to know that I will be here for you to hold your hand and help you get through the difficult days. I know that it will not be easy, but we will just take it one day at a time. I know that it’s hard to believe this now, but you will be okay.
Love you guys!!
Dear Louise and Gary so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you sincerely Barbara and ben
Gary, Louise and family, our hearts are broken for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the grace of God grant you peace and hope. Much love, Gary & Charlene Brennfleck
Mere words cannot express our sorrow at this tragedy. May God bless Gary Jr., and the entire Amatrudo family. Rest easy warrior.
Gary and Louise and family, words can not begin to express how sorry we are for your loss.
My heart is completely broken! I remember the little boy who loved to play and have fun. To grow into a man who served our country and put his life on the line daily.. Louise & Gary I am truly sorry and at a loss of words. I will pray for everyone, this truly is the hardest thing in life. Send my Love & hugs!
I truly am so very sorry!
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Please know I am thinking of your family. Sending love to the Amatrudo family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do!
Beth and Pat
To All of Our Beloved Amatrudo Family....
My memories of your precious Gary begin when he was a kindergartener. Always smiling, forever so special to me, and always so very much in love with his Mommy and Daddy. Gary made a special impact on me from the minute I met your little angel.
He will forever be in my heart and the hearts of my entire family.
My heart feels like it is broken. I will always remember all of the wonderful things about Gary and he will forever be in the hearts of all The Hillmans. Our love prayers, and hugs are being sent to you. We love al of you.
I remember when I first met Gary, I truly did not think he liked me. Little did I know Gary and I would become very close friends. From vacations to OCMD and trips to New York, to hanging out at his place and watching Rocky marathons. Gary would invite me to everything and I would do the same for him. I looked up to Gary like an older brother I never had. He influenced so much on my life, my life would not be the same if he wasn’t apart of it...
To his family,
My heart goes out you. Gary was always proud of his family. I remember before I met any of you I felt like I already knew you. I can’t think about Gary and not think of you, he would always tell me how things were in the family. He loved you guys.
I am going to miss you Gary I love you bro.
I am so heartbroken for all of the family and the baby. My condolences, thoughts n prayers are with you all at this devastating time. I knew Gary quite a few years. I was with Jenny when they met. I'm sick over it. I'm so sorry. Rest in peace my buddy. Your friend, Jenn
Sending all our love and prayers to all of you during this horrible time. Just remember the good times, especially this weekend, and cherish them all. Gary was truly an amazing man and it was my honor knowing him.
Matarese Family Sends Their Love.
To the Amatrudo’s - My heart is so heavy over Gary’s passing.. I always remembered Gary as the cool older guy I always had a little crush on.. He had so many friends and was loved by all of them. Even though I haven’t seen or talked to him or Joe in years, this hit hard.. especially because of how amazing his family is. My heart breaks for you all and I’m so sorry you are going through this. I know you can’t imagine it now but please remember that in time, his memory will bring you comfort & a smile. Please let me know if I can help in anyway xo Victoria
Joe and I are so sorry to hear this devastating news. Prayers for your family.
There are no words to express our thoughts on hearing about Gary. There are only great memories of him on the ball field and all the boys together.
We are so sorry for this loss to your entire family. Our hearts are filled with sadness for you.
The Possiel Family
So sorry for your loss prayers to your family during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss, your in our prays
Gary, I can't even come up with words. We had barely talked in years, and for that, I am sorry. Rest in Peace Brother, until Valhalla.
To his family,
I was deployed w Gary in 2010, he was, well, he was Gary. As east going as I can think of a person being, always up to work and always up for a laugh. He never judged, and he will be missed.
Gary, Louise and Family,
Gene and I were heartbroken to hear of the loss of your beloved Son. We are sending our condolences and prayers to all of you. Louise, when the sun sets we will be right there thinking of him and Gary, he is carrying on Soldier.
May he Rest In Peace and May all of you find peace and comfort knowing you have a very special Guardian Angel watching over you.
With love and prayers,
Gene & Katie