Gary Erlbaum

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Gary Erlbaum, 79, of Payson, died Feb. 28, 2002. He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Leipzig, Germany.

He survived the holocaust and was therefore especially proud to serve as a noncommissioned intelligence officer in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his companion JoAnn Everetts of Payson; one son, Eric Erlbaum and his wife Marie of Phoenix; one daughter, Sheila Bogost and her husband David of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith.

Burial was held at the Veterans' National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Arrangements were handled by Newcomer Family Mortuary, Scottsdale.

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