Gary William Chaillou of Landenberg

Gary William Chaillou, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 19 surrounded by loved ones, at his home in Landenberg. He was born on July 15, 1951 in Baltimore City, Md. and was raised in Baltimore and Ellicott City, Md. by the late Wallace and Ethel Chaillou.

Gary Chaillou

He graduated from Glenelg High School in 1969. Gary shared 15 years of marriage to Margaret (Meg) Hereth and their blended family of five children. Gary’s daughter Danielle and his four stepsons Jamie, Nick, Alex and Cody. “Grumpa” Gary was especially proud of his grandchildren, Anna, Emilia, Benjamin and Natalie. Gary is also survived by his brother Wallace, sister Janis, his extended family, friends and neighbors in Quail Hill, Pa.

Gary will be remembered as a hardworking and devoted man. He was always happiest serving others. Gary served in the U.S. Marines, as a Daytona Beach Police officer, and U.S. postal worker. He moved to Pennsylvania when he married Meg in 2003, where he worked at University of Delaware as a research assistant in the Poultry Division at the School of Agriculture until 2010. Gary finished working as a security officer for G4S in Wilmington. His hobbies were shooting, gardening, riding his motorcycle, reading, and having long conversations about anything and everything. Gary was a skilled handyman and was often called on for help, which he willingly gave.

People will never forget Gary’s wry humor, and his ability to make us laugh. He loved to pull pranks and he often did. Gary was lovingly known by nicknames such as Geery, Squirrel and Chicken Man. He had a special heart for children and seniors. Gary loved all animals, especially his dog Pace, his chickens and his tarantula “The Bug.” Most of all, people will never forget his love and devotion to Meg, family and friends. Gary fought a two-year-long battle with cancer and is finally at peace.

Gary’s Celebration of Life will be held at The Farmhouse, 514 McCue Rd., Loch Nairn Golf Club Avondale, PA 19311 on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

Arrangement by the Kuzo  Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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