Gary R. Obediah (Powles), age 69 of Brookfield, formerly of Norridge. Beloved husband of Laurie, nee Koc, loving father of Shale (Mark) Chiappetti, Nina (Brian Berlin) Obediah-Berlin, Maggie (Adam Conard) Obediah, Alison (Matt) Cardoso, and the late Amy Evans, cherished grandfather of Ashley, Nathan, Mark, Alexis, Mariah, Jacob, Benjamin, Luke, Violet, Charlie, Roman, Leo and great grandfather of Noelani, Jaycee and Noel, dear brother of Sue (John) Zeller, Pam (Joachim) Ungruh and Bill (Gayle) Powles, fond uncle of 22 nieces and nephews and great-uncle of 36. Gary was an installer with the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Local 1185 since 1989. He loved books and was an avid reader with eclectic taste. Music was also an important part of his life. Learning guitar and most recently mastering Somewhere Over the Rainbow on the ukulele! High on his list of hobbies were golf and riding his motorcycle as often as he could. Memorial Visitation Saturday, June 19, 2021 from Noon to 4:00pm at Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.