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He was a member of the Italian American Veterans Club, America Legion Post #1208, Wayne, NY, and the Elmira Elks Lodge #62. Anthony’s Church, where he was one of the organizers of the annual festival. He was a retired Chemical Engineer with a passion for math and the environment.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Dean) Royce; daughter, Terry Royce of Trumansburg; son, Phil Royce of Newfield; grandchildren, Matt, Scott, Kyle and Adrianna; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Age 81, of Dundee, Florida, and formerly of Cayuta, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Gary is survived by his four children: Ryan Brown of Cortland, NY, Tyler and Samantha Brown of Odessa, NY, Craig (Becky) Brown of Cayuta, NY and Paxtyn Brown of Elmira, NY.