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Gary C. Hall

Gary C. Hall, 62, Harrisville, NY, went to be with the Lord, after traveling through his uncharted territory journey, on February 14, 2013. A Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday February 17th at 2 PM at the Harrisville Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Gault, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 1130 AM to 2 PM prior to the funeral. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Harrisville. Online condolences may be made at www.adirondackfh.com.

Gary is survived by his loving wife Loretta Hall, son Jeffrey Hall and Genny Bush, and son Christopher and Melissa Hall his beloved grandchildren, Allyson and Brady Hall, and Xavier, Alexander, and Jaxson Hall. He is also survived by Brianna and Joey Bush and Keyrra Roberts. He has a brother and his wife, Norbert and Dorothy Hall of Leesburg, FL; a beautiful, caring mother in law, Betty Jackson, eight brothers and sister-in-laws: Charlotte and Ivan Hale, Joyce and Morris (Bob) Gagnon, LeRoy and Sally Jackson, Paul and Cathy Jackson, Beverly and Jack Phillips, Vickie and Joe Irish, Bonnie and Mike Davenport, and Ed Jackson. As well as over two dozen precious nieces and nephews, and four biological sisters: Norva Jean Blackstone, Georgiana Reagan, Ann Hall and Sharon Smith. Gary is also survived by his AA brothers and sisters, his Harrisville Christian Church family, and many special friends.

Gary was born August 26th 1950 in Canton, NY the son of Charles and Lois Hall. He graduated from Gouverneur Central School in 1968. He married Loretta Jackson May 16, 1970 at the East Pitcairn Weslyan Church. He worked for his father, Charles Hall & Son in his teen years, spent 28 years at the Newton Falls Paper Mill until its closure, seasonal winters on the ranges at Fort Drum, and for 10 years (until his illness) for the IBEW Local 910, Watertown, NY.

Gary enjoyed fishing, boating, riding his Harley, attending his AA meetings, his time at church, trips to Florida, his beloved grandchildren’s sporting events and the family camp on Pleasant Lake. He especially enjoyed ice hockey.

Gary was pre-deceased by his (stillborn) son, Scott James and his parents, Charles and Lois Hall. Gary was a former member of the “Happy Acres” hunting club and captain of the Pierce Trucking’s bowling team for many years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends of Lewis County Hospice PO Box 266 Lowville, NY 13367.

30 Condolences

  • Stacy Hooper and family Posted April 1, 2017 2:00 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort in each other and remembering all the good times you had. God bless. RIP GARY

  • Carlton(Punk) and Pat Woods Posted April 1, 2017 2:01 PM

    Dear Loretta, Norb and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The world has lost a wonderful man. RIP Gary

  • Bruce,Barbara,Vanessa and Austin Posted April 1, 2017 2:01 PM

    We offer our deepest sympathys to his family. We had some good times working beside him at the ice rink.

  • Melissa Hall Posted April 1, 2017 2:03 PM

    my Gary Hall……I still can’t believe your gone…..I miss your smile…you always calling me “girly”….you always used to tell me that I was your favorite “daughter in law”…..I promise to take care of your grandbabies and to teach them more about god…..you are by far the strongest man I ever know to go through what you have went through these past few years and to have a wife like Loretta “mom hall” to take care of you….she never ever gave up on you Gary….even at times you thought that but you were special to us and to many others around this area…..I will cherish all the memories that I have of you and every time I look at the bracelet I gave you I will remember that you never gave up and you fought it til the end…..someday we will meet again and you better be holding your arms out because I want the biggest hug from you!!!! I love you soooo much and thank you for being so strong and being a wonderful grandfather to my children…..Love your favorite daughter in law

  • KAREN AND MARK FRANKE Posted April 1, 2017 2:04 PM

    Loretta and family-Sorry for your loss. I know how much he will be missed by all of you.

  • Mike Earl Posted April 1, 2017 2:04 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Gary was a good man I enjoyed working with him at Ft Drum.
    Mike

  • Jeff and Dana Boliver Posted April 1, 2017 2:05 PM

    Jeff, Chris and families,
    We are so sadden to hear the loss of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Jeff and Dana Boliver

  • Angie (Besaw) Walsh Posted April 1, 2017 2:06 PM

    Gary was my uncle Jeff (Youngs’) best friend..
    Would you please give “Rat” a big ole hug, and all the love in the universe, from his niece?
    Also tell him that I miss him very much and think of him often.
    Blessings to your family left behind… We will all be together in his great kingdom one day.

  • Ed and Ree Smith Posted April 1, 2017 2:10 PM

    So sorry for you loss. Gary was a very special person and will be missed by all. We have alot of great memories of Gary from the years in Richville, our thoughts are with his family.
    Sincerely
    Ed, Ree and family

  • Genny Bush Posted April 1, 2017 2:11 PM

    Gary,you are the most strongest and bravest person that I have met.I know this journey was hard for you,but you did it with your head held high and never complaining. Memories of you will never be forgotten especially the day you sang butterfly tattoo to me at camp. I thank you for your son Jeff,and I promise to take good care of him for you. You will always be in my heart and I will miss you,as will many others.

  • Judy & Butch Posted April 1, 2017 2:12 PM

    Loretta & Family,

    So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. You surly stood by him in good & bad times. I missed seeing you two while you were in FL. With God in your life, you’ll be OK. Sounds like Gary accepted the Lord too!

  • Ike Serviss Posted April 1, 2017 2:13 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and the Hall family. Gary will be surly missed by everyone that knew him. R.I.P. my friend!

  • Cathy Jackson Watson Posted April 1, 2017 2:13 PM

    Gary you will be missed by all. Our paryers and thoughts will be with all. Cat and family

  • Bob & Cherie Gratzer Posted April 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    Our sincere sympathy to the family. Know you are all in our prayers. We will always remember our friendship and what a wonderful family all of you are. We willl miss Gary.

  • Taszden (Lyndaker) Newton and family Posted April 1, 2017 2:16 PM

    Though I did not have the privilege of meeting Gary, I remember Loretta, Jeff, and Chris from years ago. Knowing them even that little while, I know that Gary must have been surrounded by love (and laughter). What more can we ask for?
    And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.
    But the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13:13
    I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Heidi Pero Posted April 1, 2017 2:18 PM

    Dear Loretta and family,
    I am sorry for your loss of Gary. What a guy, I enjoyed working with him and his humorous ways brought a smile to my face many times. I will never forget him. Take care and God Bless you all.
    Love, Heidi & family

  • Helen Sullivan Dundon and Kim Hall Hoose Posted April 1, 2017 2:19 PM

    Loretta and family:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are sorry we are unable to attend the service, we are in Florida. We will call on you when we return. We love you,

    Heddy and Kim

  • Janice Ferry Posted April 1, 2017 2:19 PM

    Loretta & family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I’ve never met Gary I know he was surrounded by a loving & caring family. Janice Ferry

  • John and Mandy Perrin Posted April 1, 2017 2:20 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort in each other and remembering all the good times you had together…….RIP Gary you’ll be greatly missed

  • Gail (Hall) Kerr Posted April 1, 2017 2:21 PM

    Dear Loretta and family:
    I was so saddened to read of your loss.
    Thank God Gary had turned to God and I know that you, Loretta, have much faith in God and that is what will carry you through. I know how difficult it is, losing your spouse, and I will be praying for you and your family in the next few months as you recover from your loss.
    God Bless all of you and may you find much comfort in the loving memories you share. In sypaathy and prayers, Gail Kerr

  • Robert & Karen Bellinger Posted April 1, 2017 2:22 PM

    Gary’s positive attitude was an inspiration to many.
    May the sadness you feel today turn to happy memories. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rev. Jerry Lambeth Posted April 1, 2017 2:23 PM

    Loretta,
    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May God’s comort bring you peace.
    I am out of town and unable to attend Gary’s memoral service.

  • Denise and Jeff Bonner Posted April 1, 2017 2:24 PM

    Jeff – so sorry to hear about your Dad.
    We never met your Dad but from reading the condolences he sounded like a great man!
    Love and Prayers to you and your family.

  • Lyle & Ellen Hotis Posted April 1, 2017 2:24 PM

    We will miss Gary at Pleasant Lake, he always enjoyed his time there.
    I also remember Gary very well as a student when I first started teaching at Gouverneur.
    Our deepest sympathy goes to Gary’s family and friends.

  • Georgiana Reagan Posted April 1, 2017 2:26 PM

    Gary, you are at peace now.
    No pain and no sorrow. You were so brave and strong.
    I see that in your boys.
    You raised wonderful boys and you can be very proud of them.
    Your life mate, Loretta was your love through it all.
    She is such a strong but gentle woman.
    Jenny and Melissa were always there caring for you. Your faith was strong and I know you were welcomed in heaven with open arms.
    We will see you on the other side.
    ;It will seem like a blink of an eye.

  • Carl and Bonnie Raymo Posted April 1, 2017 2:26 PM

    Loretta and boys, So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We have many great memories of Gary as a child growing up in Richville. Heaven will be a livlier place with Erie and Gary both there!!

  • Bess Seils Posted April 1, 2017 2:27 PM

    Loretta, So sorry to hear about Gary.
    My thoughts are with you.

  • Vickie (Jackson) Irish Posted April 1, 2017 2:27 PM

    I read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 this morning. It reminded me of Gary during his illness. It says, “Though our bodies are fatigued, pained and dying, we don’t give up, for our inner strength of His Spirit carries us through. We don’t look at our troubles that are temporary, but fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen, and will last forever.” Thanks to Gary for showing me this over and over again, and to you Loretta your love, strength and determination to never give up. I will miss him. I love you. Your Sis, Vickie

  • Bill Phelps Posted April 1, 2017 2:28 PM

    Loretta and family I’m very sorry for your loss. There is nothing that I can say that can make this hard time feel any better. I remember the good times when our family’s got together. He will be greatly missed. But remember he will always be with you in you memories and looking over you as an angel on your shoulder. Love you all and be strong.

  • Cindy Cook Posted April 1, 2017 2:29 PM

    Loretta & family, Charlotte & Ivan, Paul & Kathy, Aunt Bev & Uncle Jack, & all: We just heard the sad news today and are so sorry for your loss.
    May cherished memories of wonderful, fun family times remain in your hearts forever and give you solace.
    And also knowing he is free of pain, surrounded by so much love & beauty now help comfort all of you.
    Remember, “Those we love are never gone; they live on within our hearts.”

    Our sympathies,
    Cindy (Phillips) & Brent Cook

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