Gary J. Mailhot, age 63, of Sarasota, FL, passed away on June 24, 2021. He was born September 13, 1957 in Saint Ignace, MI to his loving parents, Robert and Dorothy Mailhot (née McElroy).

Gary worked for Mercedes-Benz for 40 years, and also offered handyman services for many years.

He met his wife, Jodi, in 1975 at his brother Raymond’s wedding; his brother was marrying her cousin. Gary and Jodi were married for 45 years. He held true to their wedding vows and was always by her side in both sickness and health. They lived in Illinois most of their lives, until he retired in 2016 and they moved to Florida.

Gary was a wonderful, loving father, and a very good Pa-Pa to his many grandchildren. He also adored his pets.

Loved ones will remember his strong work ethic, and his warm and caring nature. He loved working around the house, and used his handyman skills most of his life.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Robert Mailhot; and brothers, Raymond and James “Jimmy”. He is survived by his wife Joan “Jodi” Mailhot; children, Keven, Steven, and Tracy; sister, Sandy Perri; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Interment will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

One Reply to “Gary J. Mailhot”

  1. Dear Gary
    It was my Honor to know You.
    I Loved having you as my Neighbor and the Times We Spent Together. God Has a New Angel and so do I.
    I wish I could have seen you one more Time. Love Your Buddy Debbie.
    To The Family I’m so Sorry for your Loss. He Was a Great Man. Father. Grandpa. Husband.
    Totally a Fabulous man
    Unbelievable loss.

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