Gary Hines

Gary Wayne Hines

Thursday, May 5th, 1949 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Gary Hines was born in Wilmington, North Carolina 5/5/49 and raised in Holly Ridge, North Carolina by Gerald and Rachel Hines. He died unexpectedly on 9/4/19. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jayne Girolami Hines, who loved him dearly, his brother Greg Hines (Cheryl), his son, David Nowlin Hines, daughter in law, Becky Hines, stepson, Joel Langemaat(Tara), stepdaughter, Andrea Nichols(Patrick), and six grandchildren, who adored their Grandaddy; Quinn, Graham, Landon, Ava, Sophia and Gerrit, who he cherished.
He earned an Undergrad degree from Campbell College, and Master degrees from Duke University and Indiana University SE. He continued to take courses the rest of his life, particularly after he retired, never wanting to miss an opportunity to learn.
He had a thirst and love of travel, which lead him all over the world. He sought out new experiences, whether it be walking amongst the Monarch butterflies as they migrated to the mountains of Michoacan, Mexico; swimming in a bio luminous bay in Puerto Rico; or learning and singing the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. All along the way, he made friends with people and cultures that enriched his life and the lives of those he met.
He loved the Arts and was an active volunteer at the Kentucky Center for the Arts since 1984. He also volunteered for more than 10 years at the Louisville Airport, where he helped other travelers find their way. He shared his love of history and architecture by developing and giving walking tours of Louisville. He was a strong advocate for those less fortunate and those affected by human trafficking. Gary will be sorely missed by all who met him and grew to love his intellect, humor, and compassion.
He never wanted to be given presents on his birthday or Christmas, but rather asked that a charitable donation be made on his behalf. Therefore, please in lieu of flowers, make a donation to a mental health organization, or to that needy person you know or meet, or a favorite charity that you value in his honor. This is what Gary would have wanted and how we can continue his spirit and legacy.
Memorial Visitation will be Monday September 9th from 5-8 PM at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. His Memorial Service will be Tuesday 1:30 PM September 10th at Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church, 311 Browns LN, Louisville, KY 40207.
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Posted at 05:34pm
I enjoyed very much volunteering with Gary at the airport. We shared some great stories and had fun working together. He will be missed by all the ambassadors.

Emma Girolami

Posted at 10:20am
My Uncle Gary was one of the most perceptive and intelligent people I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. Whether he had his nose buried deep in a book or behind the morning newspaper during the holidays he was always searching for knowledge which was such a part of his personality that instilled in me infinite respect and love. I'll always remember him at his happiest during Christmas and Thanksgiving (and miss him the most during those times) and I will truly always treasure my time with him.

Allan Podbelsek

Posted at 12:30am
Gary was in my I-group (Mankind Project) for several years. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his death. He was a wonderful, caring man as is described in his obituary. I send loving energy to all his family. Allan Podbelsek

Suzanne Phillips

Posted at 06:57pm
Gary, I’m so sad to hear this. I was looking forward to hearing what you were taking at Veritas this time. Always a life learner, I look forward to talking with you. You were always learning and helping. I volunteered beside you at Ky Center and as an airport Ambassador and knew you as such a wonderful and caring person. You are a Renaissance man for sure and was my privilege to know you.

Micheal Girolami

Posted at 04:16pm
To all who love Gary:

Although I had met ‘Gary a couple times before the wedding. My first memory of him is giving a short speech at the wedding .

With almost no advance warning my sister asked me to make a champagne toast to the guests just before they cut the cake.

As I welcomed him into the extended Girolami family and clumsily tried to tease him a bit about taking good care of my sister( (or else) I wasn’t sure how much he was enjoying it. Then as I raised my glass to honor Gary and Jayne he shot that sly look and a quick smile. I knew then that he would be a great husband and wonderful addition to our family ....and so it was... I never saw him get angry or act even slightly disappointed, except for the year that I missed counted how many tickets I had the Lions Thanksgiving game . He already had his coat on and was walking towards the door when I broke the news.. “Sorry Gary, I miss counted the number of people is it OK if you stay home ?” “No problem Mike” he said “ i’ve got a good book with me that I have been wanting to read anyways “. Not one crossword and never once reminded me of my screwup.

I always enjoyed the time I spent with him . He asked insightful questions and took the time to listen to your answers . He cared deeply for this world as a whole and for each one of us individually .

No words can ease the deep pain we all feel . I pray time and remembering all the good Gary stuff will help. Rest in peace my brother.

Mike Girolami


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