After fighting a year-long battle with cancer, Gary W. Sebold, 57, of Fallowfield Twp. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 in the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebannon. Born in Cumberland, MD on October 2, 1951, he was the son of Betty Rowan Sebold Smith and the late Ralph Sebold. Gary proudly served in the Marine Corp during the Vietnam War where he attained the rank of Corporal. He was a retired coalminer who during his 33 years of employment worked in Banning, Maple Creek, Shannopin, and Emerald mines where he was known by his fellow miners as "Dog Eyes" or "Dog". In his spare time, he enjoyed keeping his lawn in pristine condition, watching football, and going to dinner with the Coalminers Supper Club. Gary looked forward to going to the beach and spending time with his family, but always looked forward to his favorite time of year, autumn, when he would sit on his bench and appreciate the beauty of the changing leaves. Last year he and his wife, Dea, went back to Miami, where they spent their honeymoon, to celebrate their 35th anniversary with their dear friends, Joe and Kim Swinchock. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dolores (Dea) Alessio Sebold; daughters, Allysia Sebold of Belle Vernon and Miranda Sebold of Fallowfield Twp.; a son, Nicholas Sebold of Fallowfield Twp.; a sister, Frances Homer; nieces Susan Pickell and Julie Baker; nephew Jason Homer; and his special pugs, Rocko and Brady. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7, in the First United Methodist Church, 601 Lincoln Ave., Charleroi, at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Bruce Northey officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. THOSE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL SERVICE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. The Mon Valley Leathernecks will hold a military service Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The family would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, cards, and visits to Gary during the past year. A special thank you goes out to Bob Rebar and Joe Swinchock for the lunch outings Gary looked forward to.