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Gary Charles Hourihan | Obituary

Gary Charles Hourihan passed away on February 3, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. A caring husband, father, and
grandfather as well as an accomplished executive, he was a friend
and mentor to many.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1948, he spent his childhood
in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He got an early start in business, managing a paper route and delivering morning papers on his bike through mid-west snowstorms. He attended Detroit Country Day School, excelling in a variety of sports and academics. He earned a BA from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Also studying internationally, he obtained a license in applied economics from the University of Louvain.
During his career, Gary served as a partner of Booz-Allen; founder and CEO of SCA Consulting; EVP of Korn/Ferry International; a senior executive
of Farient Advisors; chairman of Echelon Compensation Partners; and most recently a managing director at Pearl Meyer. He was a frequent speaker on compensation and leadership issues and a guest lecturer at numerous leading business schools.
Despite all his professional achievements, Gary’s priority was
always his family, and he took great pride in their accomplishments. He was a coach of soccer, basketball and baseball teams for his sons, and went on to become president of the San Marino Little League in 1994.
Gary had a passion for fast cars and developed a sophisticated palate for fine wines. Worldwide travel with friends and family, brought him great pleasure. Hawaii was one of his favorite places and as an avid golfer, he scored two “holes in one” there. He also adored animals and had a special place in his heart for his French Bulldog, Lucy.
Gary is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debbie; his two sons, Kevin and Ryan; daughters-in-law, Melissa and Kanako; four grandchildren Avery, Skylar, Dylan, Sofia; and several sisters and brothers-in-law; as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother.
A memorial service and celebration of life were held on February 18. We will miss you forever.
In Gary’s honor, please consider making a donation to the City of Hope, at ourhope.cityofhope.org/GaryHourihan


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