Gary M. Laden passed away on February 1st, 2022.  He was 74 years old.

 Mr. Laden was a resident of Washington D.C., and spent his life dedicated to exploration, friendship, and service.  Gary grew up in Woodbridge, NJ and received his law degree at George Washington.  After volunteering with Nader’s Raiders, he served his country as an attorney for both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. After retiring from government, Mr. Laden worked for the Better Business Bureau.

Gary loved people and he loved to travel.  On his journey, he developed a pallet and expertise for good wine and great chocolate.  A child at heart, Gary loved to experience new things.  His smile could brighten any room and his conviction for doing good was a beacon for everyone who knew him.

 Mr. Laden is survived by his brother Rand, Sister-in-law Susan, niece Amanda, nephew Eric and scores of family and friends who would tell you that he was their favorite person.  The family asks that tributes be made in Gary’s name as donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research.