Gary Johnson

Gary G. "Garry" Johnson

Monday, March 19, 1951 - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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March 19, 1951 – October 6, 2020
Cornwall, NY

Gary “Garry” G. Johnson, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on October 6, 2020 at The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh, NY. He was 69 years old.

The son of the late George Alfred Johnson and Melva Colleen (Taylor) Johnson, Garry was born on March 19, 1951 in Suffern, NY.

Garry earned his Master of Acupuncture Degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture after retiring from carpentry.

He was a longtime member of the Cornwall Independence Day Committee. A family statement reads: “Garry made an impact on everyone who met him. He was a multi-talented autodidact with an artistic soul. Hard-working, resourceful, and self-reliant, he had a particular sense of humor and outlook on life. Dad always signed off with a hearty kiss: ‘mwah!’ He will be missed greatly”.

Garry is survived by his stepmother: Barbara Johnson; ex-wife and caretaker: Victoria A. Johnson; his daughters: Katherine and Victoria; and his son: Garry II. He was the proud grandfather of Benjamin, 9 and Lydia, 4. He is also survived by his siblings: Debbie Trotz, Cheryl Mullen, Teri Popkave, Eric Johnson, Elisa Mcguire, Julie Clegg, Richard Clegg, Cindy Potters and Lizabeth Bloom; cousins, nieces, nephews; life-long best friend, Rick Raymond; and his beloved dog: Lola.

In lieu of a memorial service we have set up a Memorial Grove in Garry's name through Trees for a Change,

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to
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    Cedar Hill Crematory
    5468 Routre 9W
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Dan Poindexter and Family

Posted at 02:03pm
We were saddened to hear the news of Garry's passing. We send our heart felt sympathies. Garry was an excellent craftsman with a great aesthetic sense and an engaging mind. He was a good man and he will be missed. Dan Poindexter and Family

Genie Mastropierro

Posted at 12:35pm
Vicki, Kate, Victoria and Garry Jr. So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Genie Mastropierro

Fred Diehl

Posted at 10:38am
Gary was more than an excellent contractor he was a true craftsman. Intelligent , thoughtful, Civic minded and a most kind hearted man. All who knew him and the Cornwall Community will greatly miss him. Fred Diehl

Joan Quinn

Posted at 02:55pm
So sorry and surprised to hear this news. I always thought I would see him coming up the driveway again...surprise visits. So many stories, so much fun! My whole family sends condolences to your family. I am very sad.

Margi Quail

Posted at 12:10pm
I am so sorry to hear about Gary. I have so many fun memories from our high school days. He was always such a great guy! My condolences and prayers are with all of you. I wish you all my very best.
Margi Quail

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