White Plains- Gary Harold Lewis, age 73, a longtime resident of Pittstown, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long and courageous battle with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Gary was born August 30, 1947 in Hoosick Falls.
After graduating from Tamarac High School he was inducted into the the United States Army in October, 1966. After two years of service including a tour of duty in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged in 1968.
Gary was a lifelong member of the Pittstown United Methodist Church, a member of the Pittstown Volunteer Fire Company and a “Charter Member” of the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps.
Over the years Gary worked for several area businesses including; the Warren Fane Co., the former Garden Way Co. and successfully created his own D.J. enterprise, “Music Unlimited” and eventually drove a city bus before retiring from C.D.T.A. in Albany in 2009.
Gary was an avid gardener, music enthusiast, and loved creating with his hands. His passion for cars led him to his prize possession, his 1971 Plymouth Duster and also took him to the Schaghticoke fair for many years to compete in the annual demolition derby, which he won several times. Gary had a tremendous love for life, family and friends, and his many pets. He will be sorely missed by everyone he knew.
Gary is survived by his sisters, Donna Lewis and Gloria Lewis-Calhoun, his sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Noelle Lewis and Matthew and Allison Lewis, a daughter, Brittany Lewis, five grandchildren, Kyle, Blake, Christian, Aiden and Jackson Lewis and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his late parents, Harold and Edith (Eycleshymer) Lewis, Gary was predeceased by a sister, the late Marilyn Hoag.
A private funeral service for Gary will be held at the Pittstown United Methodist Church. Friends are welcome to attend his Committal service on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Norton Cemetery in Pittstown at noon. Relatives and friend are invited to call on Friday, April 2, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc. All quests will be asked to follow current NYS Health Dept. COVID-19 guidelines for proper social distancing and face masks.
In lieu of floral gifts, memorial gifts if desired may be made to the Pittstown United Methodist Church, the Wounded Warrior Foundation or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in memory of Gary H. Lewis.