Gary Pugatch, director of resort marketing for the Sea Pines Co. on Hilton Head Island, died of a heart attack on Friday, November 7. He was 48. Prior to joining Sea Pines Company, Pugatch was vice president, meetings & conventions for the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board; vice president sales & marketing, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts/Williams Hospitality, Miami, FL. For many years he worked at both Westin and Hyatt hotels and resorts.
He leaves his wife, Judy, and children Cory and Elizabeth. Born in Somerville, Mass., he was the son of Elaine Meagher Pugatch of Brighton, Mass., and the late Robert I. Pugatch. He moved to Hilton Head Island in August 2003 from Weston, Fla.
Memorial contributions should be made to The Pugatch Children Christian Education Fund, c/o Lighthouse Community Bank, P.O. Box 7107, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.