Gary Davis

Obituary of Gary L. Davis

CANANDAIGUA- It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gary Davis, 79, announces his passing on May 4, 2022. He is survived by Dottie, his beloved wife of over fifty years, who provided tender and devoted care as he battled stage IV pancreatic cancer. Gary is also survived by his children, Tara, Pamela (Greg Allen), Jonathan (Kelly), and his dearly loved grandchildren, Luke, Cade, Grace, Zane, Leah, Matthew and Timothy. The oldest of four siblings, Gary is survived by his sisters Carolyn and Marilyn and his brother Greg, several nieces and nephews, and their families. Gary was raised on a dairy farm in Richville, NY and graduated from the Agriculture and Technical Institute. He worked in public service for over forty years starting with St. Lawrence County and followed by a long career with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Post retirement Gary was a consultant and traveled to Brazil, Costa Rica, Greece and New Zealand to assist companies in getting their dairy products ready to ship to the U.S. Gary, Dottie and family moved to Canandaigua in 1977 and he soon began his dedicated involvement with the Town of Canandaigua serving on various committees as well as on the Zoning Board of Appeals for over twelve years. He self-funded his campaign and was elected to the Town Board for the 2018 term and proudly served until his passing. He was very appreciative of his Town family. Gary enjoyed golfing and the fellowship. Gary leaves behind many friends, some he has known for over forty years, and others who came into his life more recently, but each of whom were dear to him. Gary was an avid reader and patron of Wood Library where memorial donations would be gratefully accepted Donations for pancreatic cancer research may be made to Friends may call Saturday, June 11, from 2-5pm at Fuller Funeral Home, Inc. 190 Buffalo St. Canandaigua. To share a memory or express condolences online please visit


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Fuller Funeral Home, Inc.
190 Buffalo Street
Canandaigua, New York, United States
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