Gary Oaks was 10 days short of his 59th birthday when he was found dead of pneumonia in a Ballard alley on May 5, 2016. He was know and beloved in the area. He had temporarily stayed at Tent City 5. Pastor Britt Olson of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was asked to come and gave him a blessing. WHEEL Women in Black stood vigil for Gary on May 18th.
Gary’s Leaf is placed at Ballard Commons Park. If you have photos or memories of Gary, please post a comment.
Featured Leaf May 2018