Gary Herbert Twisselmann
Aug. 9, 1938-Nov. 29, 2013
Submitted by Sally Twisselmann
Gary Herbert Twisselmann was born Aug. 9, 1938 in Atascadero, CA to Bugs and Elinor Twisselmann. He graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1956. He played on the 1955 All C.I.F Football Team, as well as the Shrine Football Classic in 1956. He played two years of football at Bakersfield Junior College and was named to the Junior College All America Team.
Gary transferred to Cal Poly and received his Engineering Degree in 1962. He worked for Ford Motor Company in Southern CA until 1980 when he transferred to the Ford assembly plant in Milpitas. In 1983 Ford closed, and he worked at NUMMI in Fremont until his retirement in 2002 as Vice President of Engineering, Production Control and Quality Control Departments.
Gary married Sally Stephan in 1958 and they have five children: Kimberly Cummer (Rick), Joan Thomas (Chris), Kathy Brown (Jack), Tom Twisselmann (Julie) and Tim Twisselmann (Sue). He has twelve wonderful grandchildren. Grandson Jacob Gary Twisselmann is waiting for him in Heaven. He is also survived by his younger brother Roy, sister in law Carolyn and two nephews.
Gary represented the best of what a father, husband, grandfather and role model had to offer. He was the essence of a good man; he was a kind and decent human being, unpretentious and humble and the world is a better place for knowing him. He will be deeply missed.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at St. Augustine’s Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Valley Care Health System, 5555 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton, CA 94588 or Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, CA 94568.