Gary G. Shriver
February 15, 1942 - August 30, 2005
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Friday 9/2, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Shriver, Gary G. Appleton Age 63, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at his home under the auspices of Theda Care At Home Hospice. He was born February 15, 1942, in Appleton, the son of the late Ira and Anna (Smits) Shriver. He was a high school graduate of St. Mary‚Äôs in Menasha, earned his…

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Dan Leonard left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepfelt condolences to Marge and the rest of the Shriver family. Mr. Shriver had a significant impact on my values and who I am as an adult. He taught me to speak out when I believe differently from authority. He made learning fun by altering his methods to reach us. There was nothing he wouldn't try. When he became track coach our juior year and I wanted to learn how to pole vault,he admitted he knew nothing about it and bought a book through the school and said "just keep it Leonard and figure it out". I still have the book, and I have been figuring things out his way ever since. His last words as we departed Pembine high was to go around the class of young men and be blunt and honest like he always was. "so-and-so you are a screw-up and you better straighten up or you are going to end up in Vietman, and Leonard you will probably make it because at least you think before you swallow everything." I would not be suprised if he hasn't instilled those same values in his childeren and grandchildren. Gary you made a difference in this world. Dan Leonard, Class of 1969
Julienne Smerlinder left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mr. Shriver, or just Shriver, as everyone called him at JFK Prep, was one of the most principled and thoughtful people I have met. He loved history and learning and had no patience for students who did not want to learn. We taught several history/literature classes together, and he coughed and sputtered when a student asked “What’s an FDR?. I saw her notes and she had written "hefty are." We had many differences over the way we implemented our values, but I learned through working with him that it is possible to reach different conclusions from the same belief. That awareness has profoundly influenced the way I view the world because I look beyond superficial stereotypes. I am thankful I told him the effect he had on my life, but it is important for family and friends to know of his influence. His ability to make history meaningful and current and his demand that students defend their actions rationally and articulately has influenced a generation of students and their families. My thoughts are with Marge and his entire family.
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