Gary Lee Weiss, Jr.
Age 40. Born November 22, 1981, in Oakdale, Minnesota passed away on September 26, 2022. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Laura Weiss; brother, Adam Weiss; sister, Katie (Dan) Olson; niece, Ramona Weiss; and paternal grandparents, Donald and Marlene Weiss. Gary also leaves numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as a lifetime of friends.
Gary lived his entire life in the suburbs of Oakdale and Maplewood east of St. Paul. He graduated from Tartan High School and entered the working world immediately thereafter working for Knowlan’s, Spartan and Alshyre Electric in a variety of supply chain positions.
Gary worked to support his life outside of work that was connected to friends who shared his love of sports. He played community league softball in Oakdale and summer tournaments in Lake Elmo for decades. He, like his father and Uncle Brian Weiss was an avid Nascar fan always paying close attention to his favorite driver Kevin Harvick. In addition to racing, he followed with great joy the Seattle Seahawks football team his entire life enjoying their super bowl victory. He was also familiar with the agony of defeat being a huge Timberwolves basketball fan going all the way back to the glory days of Kevin Garnett. Gary loved his sports.
Gary is remembered for his special smile; his quick and distinctive laugh and the way he listened and made you feel special when you had a conversation with him. He was always interested and made you feel like the most important person in the world when you engaged in a conversation with him.
Gary was a special person. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.