Gary J. Metze

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“My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Z L

“My deepest condolences Kyle (Paige) and family. I hope you can find light in this time of sadness. Please let me know if I can do anything. Love you...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Rimar - Collinsville, IL

“Dear Metze family, my sincere condolences. Gary's heart warming smile will be missed, along with his beautiful voice. May all of your loving memories...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: LeeAnn Goodlin - Mascoutah, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss, Gary was a wonderful person and very well liked. We always enjoyed his singing, but our loss is Heavens gain. We will be...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Deb Snyder

“Our deepest sympathy to the family during this most difficult time. Prayers for healing and comfort! Most Sincerely, Patrick and Lynn Forness ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Lynn Forness - Smithton, IL

“My sincere condolences to Carrie, Kyle, Carolyn, Brian, Todd and the entire Metze Family. May God bring you comfort during these times. Gary and I...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Stan Sirtak - Freeburg, IL

“This news broke my heart. I sang with Gary in the Concert Chorale at SIUE, and we also toured Europe together. He had such a beautiful tenor voice...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Shari (Trekell) Renken - Troy, IL

“Was saddened to learn of Gary's tragic death. We were classmates at SIUE, and we traveled Europe together. We spent many fun lunch times in the...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry Bennett - Highland, IL

“I am very sorry for your loss. Gary was a laid back and very nice person. He will be missed. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: clara chambliss - freeburg, IL

“One of the nicest people I have ever met. Sang with him many times at Our Lady of the Snows when we were in our 20's. I envied his tone quality....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Wilson - Freeburg, IL

“Carrie - my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that someday soon you will be able to wrap yourself in wonderful, loving...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Debi Nemnich-Rodak - CO - friend


Gary was born on May 21, 1959 and passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Gary was a resident of Troy, Illinois at the time of passing.

Gary was a graduate of SIUE where he earned a degree in music.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, September 13 at Friedens United Church of Christ, with Rev. Phil Kershner officiating.

Memorials may be made to, Got Your 6 Support Dogs, Leader Dogs For The Blind or Humane Society of Madison County.

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