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Gary G. Willsie

Gary G. Willsie

East Berne- Gary G. Willsie passed away at home on January 18, 2022. He was born on May 3rd, 1955, to Glen and Shirley Willsie and spent many years working on the family farm. He is pre-deceased by his wife Cathy Goodrich Willsie. He is survived by his parents Glen and Shirley and siblings Ross (Kathy) Willsie, Paula Willsie and Dawn (Bill) Moons, nieces Carly and Samantha and nephew Ethan and his great nephews and niece.
Gary is known for his leatherwork, wood working, his spiritual and mystical being, riding his motorcycle and his love of playing the guitar with his band buddies A Bunch of Guys. He also wrote many memorable songs enjoyed by those who knew him. Mostly he will be remembered for his kindness and love of life. He never met anyone who he wouldn’t give the shirt off his back. He loved to dance, loved the moon, and loved nature and all animals. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Helderberg Ambulance Squad would be appreciated. Gary’s family would like to thank the Albany County Sheriff’s department for their caring assistance. Services are private. A celebration of Gary’s life will be announced at a later date for all to attend. Online condolences at Fredendallfuneralhome.com


Gary you were a very special person. You are loved and missed.

Marie Lounsbury Feb 15 2022 10:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Willsie

Marie Lounsbury Feb 15 2022 10:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Willsie

Paula Willsie Feb 10 2022 7:27 AM

May God embrace your loving spirit we all got to know here on earth. Miss and love you forever

Paula Feb 10 2022 7:24 AM

Words are never easy at a time like this..our sympathy and prayers are with you all. We will miss him . Ride free and rest easy our friend.

John and Peg Gorsin Jan 29 2022 11:43 PM

Any Rolling Stone's song I hear will make me think of you and smile.

Kate Hahn Jan 29 2022 12:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Willsie

Chuck & Syl Rapoli Jan 27 2022 5:01 PM

I am sorry to hear of Gary's (Gruesome's) passing. I have many memories of the Willsie family when my brother Rufus Varin was farming. May he rest and peace.

Virgilia Tegiacchi (aka Mouse) Jan 27 2022 10:34 AM

Still so hard to believe. You have been a great friend to us. Lots of laughs. We will cherish the memories. The stories will be remembered for generations.

Brian and Kathy Stempel Jan 26 2022 10:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Willsie

Frank lomio Jan 26 2022 10:21 AM

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