Gary Locke

Gary A. Locke


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Obituary of Gary Locke

passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 12, 1951, in Oneida, the son of Gerald A and Dorothy Keller Locke. Gary was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 1970. He was a resident of North Bay for forty-one years moving there from Oneida Castle. Gary proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army serving from 1971-1973. On May 11, 1974, Gary was united in marriage to Denise R. "Missy" Delahunt in North Bay. Gary worked for Vernon Downs Racetrack in their building maintenance division. He was previously employed by Oneida Limited for twenty years. Gary was also a barber shop owner in Sylvan Beach for ten years. Gary was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was of the Catholic Faith. Surviving besides his loving wife of forty-one years, Missy; are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Heather Kolonko, of Warners, Mindy and Chris Brubach, of Cicero, and Cassandra and Jeff Locke, of North Bay; a brother, Chris Locke, of Verona; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Elroy Green, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; five grandchildren, Macauley Kolonko, Tyler Brubach, Brianna Brubach, Sully Locke, and Colin Locke. Gary was predeceased by a sister, Jeanine Breidis, on November 27, 2009. Memorial services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc, where the Rev. R. Paul Mathis will officiate. Family and friends are invited and may call on Tuesday prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida. Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's memory to the North Bay Volunteer Fire Department, 2114 St. Rt. 49, PO Box 246, North Bay, NY, 13123.