Gary Edward Mires, age 71 of Casselberry, FL passed away Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, FL. Gary was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, a Hungarian and 2nd generation Irish, the son of the late Virginia (O'Connor) and William Kovacs. He was employed as a Master Jeweler and Pawn Broker. Gary was the inventor and former owner of "Magic Loupe" which was a diamond and jewelry tester. He also assisted in the Hurricane Katrina cleanup for over a year.
Gary served in the United States Marines and was a Vietnam combat veteran. He accepted formally the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and got baptized with his daughter Tiffany at First Baptist Church of Orlando on March 25, 2001. He became a member thereafter. He loved football, Nascar racing, motorcycles, boxing, cards, dancing and had a genuine passion and love for the oriental culture. He was also an avid fan of 50's music.
Gary leaves to cherish his memory, wife Eloise Browne of Casselberry; daughter Tiffany Ann Mires-Choate (Joel) of Altamonte Springs; son Rex Anthony Mires of Orlando; Mother-in-law Mina Ann Theresa Brennan Wales; Step children Betty Jean Harger (Chris) of Moore Park, CA, Sabrina Marie Way (Jeremy) of Magnolia, TX; grandson Vance Choate of Altamonte Springs, granddaughters Mickenna , Alyssa Harger of Moore Park, CA, Madelyn and Parker Way of Magnolia , TX; niece Jennifer McQuay of Orlando.
Interment will be held at 11:00 am at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 with Military Honors. The address of the cemetery is 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell FL 33513. A private family reception will follow the interment.