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.