In Memory of Gary Stouffer

01 Nov 2017 9:01 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

We received some very sad news late on Friday. Gary Stouffer, one of RETTEW’s long-time family members passed away on Friday. 

Gary, our regional vice president in Mechanicsburg, retired from RETTEW in May of 2016. His long, successful career with the company began in February of 1987 when he was hired as the head of the survey department in our then new office in Lemoyne PA. During the term of his employment, Gary was promoted several times. 

A registered land surveyor by trade, Gary formed long-standing, positive relationships with clients and employees. Recognized and respected as a hard-working, honest, fair, and tough leader, he was a valued mentor and coach to many throughout RETTEW. Gary was integral in elevating RETTEW’s survey service area and strengthening the company’s reputation in the central PA region. He was one of RETTEW’s original shareholders, and a long-standing member of the board of directors and leadership team.  

Gary was a proud Veteran who served in Vietnam. I believe a recommendation letter from his Naval Commanding officer described him very well, “The completion of the Go Noi Bridge and the upgrading of National Route QL-1 were aided by your devotion to duty, willingness to work, and professional pride. You could be depended upon to meet any situation, both routine and emergency, with the same willingness to work and high degree of professional competence and thoroughness. You made a significant contribution to the team effort, which is so vital to the effective functioning of a survey crew.” 

Many of us recently saw Gary at Kim Howell’s retirement party, where he was his usual outgoing, fun, energetic self. We will miss him. 

Gary is survived by his wife Ada, his sons Chris and Jason and several grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by his son, Gary Jr. Arrangements for Gary’s service are on Sunday November 5th at the Assembly of God Life Center in Newport.  There will be a viewing from 1:00-3:00 p.m. followed immediately by a memorial service, then by light refreshments at 4:00 p.m. Gary’s family is open to and welcomes anyone who would like to share their own eulogy. 

Service Address

Assembly of God Life Center

27 W Shortcut Rd.

Newport, Pennsylvania 17074 

In lieu of flowers please sponsor a wreath from Wreaths Across America in Gary Stouffer, Sr. and Gary Stouffer, Jr.’s names. 

If you would like to send a card to Gary’s wife, Ada, please contact Human Resources for her address.

Please keep Ada and all of Gary’s family in your thoughts and prayers.


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