[Moderator's comment: Gary Stern appears to be alive and well.]
Hello I am Gary's Daughter, Martha.
I wanted to share with the community that Gary Stern has officially passed on. Last night he died after an apparent cardiac arrest. I along with the family is devastated, and I ask for your privacy during this time, as word will spread quickly. I know he was very well known within this community, so I know I wanted to break this news to you all.
The services will be held privately and for family and friends only.