Gary Charles Papuchis, 52

December 18, 2010
  • Gary Charles Papuchis
Gary Charles Papuchis

JUNE 13, 1958-DEC. 17, 2010

MYERSVILLE, Md. — Gary Charles Papuchis, 52, a cherished cardiologist of Hagerstown, Md., and a resident of Myersville, Md., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband for 27 years of Donna Callan Papuchis.

Born June 13, 1958, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Charles J. Papuchis and the late Stella K. Papuchis.

Gary graduated in 1976 from John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Md. He received his B.S. from George Washington University in 1980 with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Md., in 1984, cum laude. He became board certified in cardiology in 1989, and started his practice in Hagerstown, up until April of 2010.

He loved his gardens, and enjoyed wine, cycling, playing with his dogs and spending time with his family and many friends.

In addition to his loving wife and father, he is survived by his three children, Daniel Joseph Papuchis of Frederick, Md., Steven Michael Papuchis of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and Kathryn Ryan Papuchis of Myersville. He is also survived by his brother, John Papuchis and wife, Wendy, of Gaithersburg, Md.; his father's current wife, Katherine D. Papuchis of Silver Spring; sisters-in-law, Ruth Papuchis, Cynthia Callan, Ellenore Callan, Mary Cavaness, Sherri Callan and Erin Callan; and brothers-in-law, Paul Callan, Patrick Callan, William Callan, Joseph Callan and Donald Cavaness. He is additionally survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends and family Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Community, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered in honor of the life of Gary Papuchis Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. Officiating clergy will be the Rev. J. Kevin Farmer and the Rev. Msgr. Robert Jaskot. The interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, by calling 1-800-757-2873 or by going to

Arrangements are by Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick. Please view and sign the family guest book by going to

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