From The Arizona Daily Star:

Gary R. Palant died Monday, October 21, 2002 after a long hard battle with melanoma. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandi; his loving children, Wendy and Brian (Kristin) and his adoring twin granddaughters, Ariel and Zoe. Gary was born in Catskill, New York and moved with the family to Tucson in 1957. He graduated from Catalina High School and the University of Arizona with honors. While attending college, Gary pursued a career in radio broadcasting which flourished for 17 years. After his successful career in broadcasting, he joined his family owned business as a commercial real estate broker