Garry attended Meyers High School, starring in football, baseball and basketball. He was named baseball and football All-Scholastic and MVP. He also attended Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in 1972 in the seventh round (155th overall) and spend several seasons pitching for them. Gary has been involved with the Luzerne County Recreation Department with softball and flag football. He is currently working in sales. Gary resides in the Kingston area.