Medical 05

Dr. Gary P. Giovagnoli

July 16, 1955 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 65)


Dr. Gary P. Giovagnoli, 65, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina. He was born on July 16, 1955 in Sandusky, Ohio to the late Anthony Giovagnoli & Anita Colussi Giovagnoli.

Along with his parents, Gary is reunited in passing with his brother, Steve Anthony Giovagnoli & uncle, Angie Giovagnoli.

Gary was a hardworking and well-educated man. He attended and received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His skill and passion for helping people lead him to be a highly respected ENT (otolaryngologist) for over 20 years. While in practice, Dr. G would gladly take the time for his patients, who he truly cared about.

The compassionate person Gary was at work, paralleled at home. Gary was a family man who relished time spent with family and close friends. He loved nature and the outdoors. Gary served as the troop leader for all three of his sons' Boy Scout Troop, and he truly enjoyed the activities and time he spent with those involved with troop 300.  He was his daughter's biggest fan and in his free time, Gary was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, and was always busy trying new crafts.  He was a very devout and faithful catholic. Above all else, Gary loved his family with his whole heart. He will be deeply missed but fondly remembered for his dry sense of humor, the dignity he carried, love he had for his family and passion he had for his practice.

Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his beloved wife, with whom they would’ve celebrated 31 years of marriage on May 5th, Dr. Elizabeth A. Snoderly of Murrells Inlet; their children, Alexandra Giovagnoli of West Hollywood, CA, Dominic  Giovagnoli of Charleston, SC, Dante Giovagnoli of Charleston, SC & Vincent Giovagnoli of Charleston, SC; grand-furbabies; sisters, Anne Marie Giovagnoli & Diane Giovagnoli-Broeker (Scott); sisters in-law, Lynn Snoderly, Cathy Dobyan & Rebecca Lancaster (Ryan); several nieces, nephews and cousins; a large, loving extended family and many supportive friends, neighbors and patients.

A Funeral Mass in Celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 12:00PM at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. The family will gather at the church to greet friends from 11:00AM until the time of service.  A later memorial service will be held in Sandusky, Ohio.  

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Gary’s name may be made to MUSC, 18 Bee Street MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425 or at, or to Father Pat’s Soup Kitchen, c/o Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, at the address listed above.

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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

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May 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church (Pawleys Island)
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Funeral Mass
May 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church
1633 Waverly Road
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Mass begins


Fr. Pat’s Kitchen c/o Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church
1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island SC 29585

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