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Gary Johnson

Gary G. "Garry" Johnson

Monday, March 19, 1951 - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Obituary

GARY “GARRY” G. JOHNSON
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, https://www.treesforachange.com/

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to www.Quigleybros.com
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    Cedar Hill Crematory
    Address
    5468 Routre 9W
    NEWBURGH, NY
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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
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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.
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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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Katrina

Posted at 05:04am
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you feel surrounded by our love and support. Though we aren't able to be physically together and hug each other - you are surrounded by many people who love and care about you. - Katrina
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Benn Attenborough

Posted at 07:50pm
My condolences to all who new and loved Garry, especially to my sister Vicky, my nieces Kate, and Vicky and my nephew Gary. I will miss the conversations we would have any time I visited with Garry. I am also thankful to Garry for all he has done for me. To me he was many things, including a mentor, and a friend. Through him I learned much about carpentry, plumbing, art and life in general. Thanks Garry! God Bless You! Rest for a while and then, start a new adventure!

Warmest regards, Benn
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