Gary Lee Fancher: Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather
Gary Lee Fancher, 73, of 6474 New Hudson Road, New Hudson, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at home.
Born on April 15, 1950, in Olean, he was a son of Harlan James and Virginia Mae Russell Fancher. On November 22, 1969 at the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Richburg, he married the former Lois May Taylor who survives.
Gary had worked for Dresser Rand and Air Preheater before going to work for the New York State Department of Corrections working for both the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon and the Livingston Correctional Facility in Sonyea from where he retired in April of 2012.
He played lead guitar in several local rock and country bands and was proud to have the Christian music song he wrote “Where Would I Be” copyrighted, loved watching old westerns on TV, and was a season ticket holder of the St. Bonaventure Men’s Basketball team for many years.
Garys memberships included the Inavale Sub. Grange and McKee Chapter of the Masons.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Lois are
A Son Gerald A. Fancher Bolivar
A Daughter Melinda A. (Anthony Cicirello) Fancher Wellsville
Grandchildren Greg (Bri) Robinson, Jacob Robinson, Denae (Joe) Blakeslee, Allison Cicirello
Great Grandchildren McKinley and Gage Blakeslee, Bailey, Casen, and Reece Robinson
A Brother Alan R. (Lois) Fancher Fort Worth, Texas
Brother-in-laws Stephen (Sandy) Taylor Hinsdale
Sister-in-law Sue Taylor Cuba
Margaret Taylor Westerly, Rhode Island
Rosalee Taylor Angelica
Carol Taylor Friendship
Uncle Keith Taylor Landrum, SC
Several Nieces and Nephews
And a lifelong friend Jeff Barnes Bolivar
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter Angela Fancher in 2015 and his brother-in-laws Glenn, David, Allan and Raymond Taylor, Sr.
Gary was be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the First Burying Grounds, Rushford, New York.
Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com