- 68 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 5, 1947
- Date of passing: Aug 30, 2016
- Place of passing:
Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Gary be with us forever|
"Just wanted to send our condolences from the Pembroke Road office.
It is with a sad and heavy heart we close the office today. GL was a kind, sensitive and loving human being. In the short time that I made his acquaintance, I immediately was taken by his respect and insight of all people. More than anything, you could see his heart. He knew when to be tough, but always with respect and with a gentle spirit. RIP
My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be greatly missed!"
"A tribute to GL, "the man" and the best looking one. He was an honest, kind, charming, loving spirit, who was knowledgeable in every subject. GL could take the angriest customer and turn them into someone who was vulnerable and happy to be in the office with him. He always had a smile on his face, no matter the circumstance.He could make anyone smile on the toughest of days. I wish i could have asked him who was going to win the presidential election because I'm sure his answer would have been funny and witty. His memory will live on in all the hearts of the people in which he touched.
Patience A. Harrison"
"Oh buddy, i miss you so much already...
I will keep in my heart for the rest of my life all the great advice and stories you shared with me.
God only takes the good ones to be by his side and you are and always will be and Angel in my eyes!
You will be missed but never forgotten."
"This saddens us here at NSB FL. I have gotten the opportunity to work with GL for the last 2 years. I use to love calling him just to ask how he was and he would always tell me that he was getting cutter by the day. I sure am gonna miss him. He would even throw me off and know when it was me calling him and say hello this is good looken. It use to bring a smile to my face. He always looked out for us and you could always go to him for anything. He would tell our team to have fun every chance we could while we were here at work. Which we would always take his advise and do. Rest in Peace young man you are always in my heart."
"Wish I had spent more time with GL, he was a stand up person with all the qualities the Lord wants us to be. I'm glad my sons Tyler and Bradley had the opportunity to work with him and witness how one should be. Farewell my friend."
"I got to meet GL in 2006 when I join the Accountable Management team. Thru those ten years, GL and I had some great and sometimes not so great times, just like a marriage. One time I got to take an 8 hr trip to SC and if you ever rode with GL you knew you were going to get there quick. No, I did not say he would speed. Those few days I was able to spend some quality time with GL, the Person, Boss the Jokester, the Leader and most important the FRIEND. On that trip a dinner of 4 turned into a dinner of 8 and he even got to nick name the MIT at that location (BACON). Yes, he liked nick names. I will miss YOU.
But, like he would have said," let's look at the GOOD in this." He is now with his son, which he had longed to be with and see again.
Til I see you again, MY FRIEND."
"My heart is heavy learning of the passing of my good friend GL.
He managed my property with care and honesty and NEVER let me down.
He was a gem of all gems because he treated people fairly.
He understood that a good life is more about human kindness than
He left a legacy that I hope his fellow workers will honor and follow.
My tears cannot stop as I recall so many fond memories
Of a wonderful man.
God Bless you GL"
"GL was like family to me. My favorite thing about him was how he could be all things to all people, & still be very authentic & sincere in the process. He could be tough, but fair. He knew when to lead & when to follow, when to reprimand & when to simply encourage. He didn't realize what a great leader he was, which made him even better. On a personal level, he came to visit me after my babies were born, & I still remember him sitting there, gently cradling those tiny bundles in his arms while encouraging us as new parents. On a business level, he taught me more about managing people in 1 short year than 7 years in business school ever taught me. I'll never forget my first lien sale. I watched as the buyer of a unit cleaned out everything a family owned: 3 kids bikes, 3 kids guitars, clothing, pans, even canned goods & toilet paper. The family literally lost everything. The reality of what happened hit me when I saw those kids lose their bikes. I got teary & told GL I couldn't handle this part of the business, & wanted to write a $600 check to buy back the unit & give the family back their items. In true GL style, he got teary-eyed with me, wrapped his arms around my shoulders, & led me away from the moving truck. He sat me down in the office & empathized with me, but firmly taught me to separate business & personal while never losing compassion for people in the process. GL was a gem, a true diamond in the rough. I'll never be able to repay the love & kindness he showed my family. I'll miss teasing him about his "lavendar" car that he thought was blue, & I'll miss hearing him tell everyone he met that he "gets purdier every day." You are loved, GL."
"It was a joy working with Gary, who was always optimistic and friendly. He brought a calm to the air. My favorite memory of Gary was at the William Warren Group 20th Anniversary Party. Gary wanted to play the bean bag toss and grabbed the first and worst person in the world as a competitive sports team mate (me) for his partner. Ask anyone that has played Beer Bong with me. Our first game was disastrous, and we lost with no points scored at all. But Gary was rearing and ready to play again. He said we just had to beat the opposing team. After the fifth and sixth games, I was thinking we might need to forfeit the competition, but Gary was still adamant as ever to win. Just like with his work, he was not going to quit, no matter what. We played for over an hour against opposing teams, laughing at how awful we were and how we seemed to be getting worse the more we played...and then finally, after so much work....we won our first and only game. I am so glad to have had a chance to work with you and know you. I will miss you, Gary."
"My Mother new Gary Elliot "GL" for close to 20 years, when a Family tragedy forced me to give up my profession and stay close to Home, there is no doubt GL had a major influence in Accountable Management hiring me. 7 years later and 3 different properties, it goes without saying GL was with me all the way. One day He stopped in with lunch ( Fried Chicken) and tried convincing me that this would be the "Best Fried Chicken I, had ever eaten" Sine it was free I, was willing to put it among one of the best, with every bite He took and with a smirk on His face he was convincing me this was really the best chicken I, had ever eaten. I, finally agreed with Him and declared it was the best chicken In the World. It was not until some time later that I, found out GL could not smell or really taste anything. How did He convince me? Because he was GL.
I, Know you are enjoying the New Neighborhood and all the amenities.
Until We meet again, Kevin H."
"GL will be so very missed, with his genuine smile and wonderful sense of humor. He could make anyone smile on the toughest of days. We will miss him greatly and think of him often.
"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, as you passed away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.""
"Heaven has gotten an angel and like I called him every time "The best looking guy in the whole state of Florida" and He will answer back "do not ever doubt it that is me" Happy and motivating is in my sadness how I remembered him. GL gave me a special name not because he could not pronounce my name but because he could always see and get out of me a Smile "Happy K" He like to call me and I will try my best to keep that up to the highest even though today could be difficult. From the bottom of my heart my most sincere condolences to his family and to please remember him as the happy and giving person that he was.He left us with many encouraging and positives memories.
You will be missed !!!"
"Without a doubt GL was one of the nicest funniest guys I have ever met, his humor always made me laugh. A few years ago he hired me and always told me how he knew he made the right decision, he was always inspiring. he said what he meant and meant what he said, people like GL come once in a life time. I related immediately to him and felt he was genuine and sincere I will miss him as I know anyone who knew him and loved him will , thank you Gl for proving to me when I needed it most there are people in this world who put their needs last before others in a genuine and non-selfish way. I would not be where I am now if it was not for this man believing in me."
"You will be greatly missed. It is not often that you find such a caring, loving boss that will go above and beyond the call of duty. A hole is left in all our hearts. We know you are shining bright, and as Good Looking as always. Rest in Peace GL.
My condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers..."
"Still a shock and one of the nicest people I have ever ever met. He always had tears in his eyes when he spoke about his son passing away. Now he has been reunited with his son. Such a lovely lovely man. I feel so honored to have met him. Heather / Sanford"