After battling cancer the last five years, Howard V. Gary, 62, died Sunday at his home in Hollywood, Fla., surrounded by family.

Gary, an investment banker, underwriter, and securities dealer based in South Florida, was Miami's first African American and youngest city manager, serving from 1981 to 1984. Prior to that, Gary was the city's budget director. He also was the budget director for Newark, N.J.

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