In Memory


Gary L. Major



Major, Gary Lloyd age 70 of Fridley. Survived by loving wife of 44 years, Lynne; sons, Oliver (Shelly),
Trevor & Elliott (Kristin) Major; sister, Sandy (Pat) Schorn; grandchildren, Olivia, Preston & Mallory.
Member and head usher at St. Paul's UCC; Member of Columbia Heights Athletic Boosters.
Funeral service Sat. 10:30 AM at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
Visitation at the Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy. 65 NE., Fridley, Friday 5-8 PM and one hour prior at the church.
Interment Union Cemetery. Memorials preferred.
Condolences: Miller Funeral Home Fridley Chapel 763-571-1300

Published on February 8, 2017    Star Tribune

Date Deceased: Feb-6-2017

Cause of Death: Probable massive heart attack

Classmate City: Columbia Heights

Classmate State: MN

Classmate Country: USA

Was a Veteran: Yes - U.S. Army



Very was a very nice fellow, always cheerful, and a friend since high school.
Also, one of the tallest persons I ever met. I am saddened and stunned by his passing...  Bruce Lee 

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02/09/17 10:01 AM #1    

Kathy Sheils (Archer)

So sorry to hear of our classmate, Gary Major's passing.  I always remember he was a

sweet guy but shy!!  Prayers for his family!


Kathy Sheils Archer

02/09/17 04:55 PM #2    

Ronald Riegert

Gary Major held the coveted post of Chief in the Edina Stomper Society.  Throughout Gary's career he maintained the high ideals of the society, especially in his service to our nation during his heroic actions in the USArmy and during his wonderfully unselfish endeavors in the private sector. Gary's mark on the world will always be considered huge, in keeping with the size of his stature.  

02/09/17 08:51 PM #3    

Lee W. Reierson

I just had to say hi to Gary at the 50th. Gary always had a smile and  our humor just clicked when I saw him.Although he was shy he was a wonderful person and always willing to help..Great qualities in a human being.Gary you will be missed by me  Lee Reierson

02/13/17 06:45 AM #4    

Richard Klein

I remember Gary well down through the Edina school of the kind and humorous souls that punctuate our most pleasant school memories and early relationships. By God we're getting on...aren't we?

Rick Klein

02/14/17 10:10 PM #5    

Gregory W. Carlin

Gary Major and I met in our senior year in Mrs Hagemiester's Spanish class.  It was my first year in the Edina Public School System, but Gary was a veteran in the Edina system by that time. He helped me make the transition from an all boys boarding school to a large public coed institution.  Like Gary and Ron Reigert, I was also a proud founding member of the Stompers' Society.  A great friend, a good young man and a very successful older man.  He and his wife of 44 years were blessed with three super boys and three grandchildren.  We remained good friends in close contact until his untimely death.  I will really miss this fine man!

02/19/17 02:53 PM #6    

Wayne Reynolds

Wayne & Nancy Reynolds

One of the nicest people in the class of 1964. Definitely the tallest. Seems like just a few days ago, we were talking at the 50th renunion.


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