Gary Beadling

Obituary of Gary J. Beadling

Gary J. Beadling passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family and friends in his final moments. Gary was a man of dry humor, sarcasm and a love for classical music, politics and learning. He was predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Nancy (Flannery) Beadling; his sister, Sue and brother-in-law John Russi; nephew, David Carafos; and his sister-in-law, Jan Beadling. Gary is survived by his loving children, Anne (Doug) Canham, Peter (Jennifer) Beadling, Sharon (Mark) DuPan, Michael (April) Beadling, and Sarah Beadling; his brothers, David Beadling and Jack (Kathy) Beadling; sister, Joan (George) Carafos; grandchildren, Josh (Haley) DuPan, Zachary (Rachel Quinn) DuPan, Colin (Jessica Suttera) Beadling, Riley Beadling, Ryan, Kelley, Reid and Sydney Canham, Cody (Keira), Tyler, and Addie Renfer; as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his many family members and friends.

Gary, “Trooper Gary 2545”, was a 1959 graduate of Aquinas Institute and 1974 graduate of SUNY Brockport. After graduation from Aquinas Institute, Gary would serve in the US Air Force (1959 to 1962) spending the majority of his time at RAF Wethersfield in England. Upon his discharge and return to the states, Gary became a New York State Trooper, a position that would bring him endless joy and pride throughout his long life. Gary later joined Eastman Kodak Company spending most of his time in Aerial Government System and research.

In retirement, Gary continued his love for learning by enrolling in the Chapman School of Seamanship, volunteering at Jazz 90.1 Radio, and bringing aid and hope to countless Bosnian refugees looking to settle in and make Rochester, New York their home- many of whom would remain lifelong friends. 

A Service will be held privately by the family.

Those wishing may consider a donation in memory of Gary to Catholic Charities, Refugee Resettlement Services, 79 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York 14604.

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