Gary Wayne Rancour

March 3, 1944 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 77)

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Gary Wayne Rancour Sr.

March 3, 1944- August 18, 2021


Gary passed away peacefully August 18, 2021, after a long illness.  Gary was born to Walter B and Lillian I. (Peck) Rancour March 3, 1944.

Gary attended Port Henry Schools until he joined the US Army in 1961 and served until 1964. Being honorably discharged from the US Army and returning to Moriah he soon after married Faylene E Sherman August 14th, 1965.

They started a family of five children Lisa (Joe) Rogers, Laurie (Ernie) Fleury, Gary (Christie) Rancour, Terence (Elizabeth) Rancour and Marcus Rancour. 

Gary worked many years in the NL mines in Tahawus and IP in Ticonderoga.  His retirement years were spent puttering around his house and in his garage.  He did enjoy phone or personal visits from his brother in-law Dick, Friends Phil, Larry, David, Leo, Skip, nephew Michael and so many more. Gary enjoyed hunting, any project that included running his excavator and was known for his knowledge and expertise in welding. Most of all Gary cherished the time he spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by grandchildren Ryan Rogers, Anthony and Corey Fleury, Cassandra (Derrick) Bright, Sara Rancour, Tom Rancour (Lauren Brace), Brandon Rancour, Holly and Jared Rancour; step-grandchildren Taylor and Tanner Whalen. Vasilli, Niko, Maria and Kosta Dimos; great-grandchildren Jaylyn, Haden, Kaylyn, Payton, Noah, Brexton, Avery and Zechariah, and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Lillian, his brothers Robert, Lyle, Neil and Walter (Keith), his sisters Carol and Hellen Trapasso, his father and mother in-law, Fayette and Susan Sherman, a brother in-law James Sherman and a sister in-law Carol Petro. 

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, August 28th at 10am at the Moriah Union Cemetery.

A gathering will occur at 16 Dragonfly Way, Moriah after the graveside service.

Donations can be made to the Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad as their assistance was greatly appreciated.



Graveside Service
August 28, 2021

10:00 AM
Union Cemetery
Plank Rd.
Port Henry, NY 12974

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