Taken from a GameSpy interview with Gary:
GameSpy: Last question. I hope this doesn’t sound morbid, but what would you like to have written on your tombstone? How do you want the world to remember you?
Gygax: I was gonna say, “Better here than Philadelphia,” but I think somebody already did that. [Laughs] I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.