A Mass of the Resurrection for Gary Venner, Sr., 61, a longtime Commonwealth Club member and lifelong Verona resident, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona.
He died Oct. 10 in HackensackUMC Mountainside. There will be no visitation.
A repast will be held at the Commonwealth Club immediately after the funeral.
Gary was a member of the Commonwealth Club for more than 12 years. His Ruhks teams won club championships in the 2004-05 and 2007-08 seasons.
Gary was a sales representative for Metals USA in Newark. He was a graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), a member of the Knoll Golf Club in Boonton, and a devoted fan of the Giants and Mets. He was born in Amityville, N.Y.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Jeanne (nee Gregory) Venner; his loving children, Gary R. Venner Jr. and his wife, Jessica, and Brian G. Venner and his wife, Shannon, and grandchildren, Samantha Marie and Edward Paul Venner. Gary is also survived by his brothers, William R. Venner and Steven Venner.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations in Gary’s memory to the American Childhood Cancer Organization at acco.org.