Gary Keith Harrington was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 23, 1954. He received his formal education at Enhaut Grade School, Steelton-Highspire public schools, and Harrisburg Area Community College. Gary was a professional musician, a teacher, and an entertainer. He performed in musical theater at the Allenberry Playhouse and the Hershey Little Theater. He worked with children at the Boy's Club and gave guitar lessons for many years. Gary was an artist in residence at Dickinson College without a degree. He conducted a series of workshops there for several semesters. Gary also performed in many venues as a professional musician. He sang and played a variety of musical instruments which included guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, harmonica, and percussion.
The musical theaters Gary performed in include, "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Smokey Joe's Cafe", "Little Shop of Horrors", " Godspell" and "Grease".
Gary was preceded in death by his father, Louis L. Harrington, and his sister, Sandra Harrington Wells. To cherish his life he leaves his mother, Otelia P. Harrington, his sister, Phyllis D. Harrington-Schott, two brothers, Ronald L. Harrington and David W. Harrington, his nephews, Marc A. Harrington and Miles J.A. Harrington, a multitude of extended family members, and many, many friends.
Due to the pandemic, a memorial celebration for Gary will be held at a later date yet to be announced.