SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Gary L. Dickinson, 59, a lifelong resident of South Glens Falls, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Washington Center of Nursing and Rehabilitation formerly Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Argyle, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Born on July 11, 1954, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Lyle E. and Lillian (Taylor) Dickinson.
Gary was a graduate of South Glens Falls High School. Following his graduation he attended Adirondack Community College, now known as SUNY Adirondack.
Gary served as a patrol officer for many years for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and the South Glens Falls Police Department.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls and loved golfing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, waterskiing, bowling and boating.
Gary’s life was spent helping others, through his police work, his devotion to the South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Company, his work with the Boy Scouts, and coaching women’s softball.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Gail Ellen Dickinson.
Gary is survived by his brother, Dale Dickinson and his wife, Mary of Moreau; his niece, Keri Snowball and her fiancé, David Rooks of South Glens Falls; his nephew, Jason Dickinson of Queensbury; his great niece, Claire Snowball of South Glens Falls; his great nephew, Trevor Burch of South Glens Falls; and his lifelong devoted friend, Kim Nichols of Queensbury.
Calling hours will take place on Sunday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
The South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Company will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to pay their respects.
Funeral Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, at the First Presbyterian Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Michael Plank, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery in the town of Moreau.
Memorial donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street,e3 Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Department, 7 West Marion Avenue, South Glens Falls NY 12803.