Remembering Past STSCA President, Gary Furlong

A memorial service was held on September 16 at the Seattle City Hall for past STSCA President, Gary Furlong, who passed away over the summer in Las Vegas. Friends, family members, and dignitaries gathered to pay their respects to Gary and to honor the memory of his rich and impactful life.

Gary was devoted to humanitarian causes and to serving local and international communities. He was a past President of the STSCA and also served for many years as the Honorary Consul of Uzbekistan, contributing greatly to the development of people-to people diplomacy between Uzbekistan and the United States. His other accomplishments include putting together the Pacific Rim Disaster Team, which traveled to Armenia in 1988 to provide relief to the victims of the Spitak earthquake that claimed the lives of over 25,000 people. Throughout his legal and community service careers, Gary helped many people, including a young girl, Madina Rasulova, whom he brought to the United States from Uzbekistan for a surgery that saved her life. She now has three children of her own. Gary is survived by his children, Katya and Albert, and his siblings, Grady, Barbara, Linda, and Rhonda. He is predeceased by his parents and grandparents.

Gary loved life. He cherished his family and friends, and enjoyed reading and helping people. May his memory be a blessing to all those he knew!