Age 76, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away March 17, 2021 in Strong Memorial Hospital. Husband of JoAnn (nee Langford) Eichler; father of Terry (Michelle) and Jamie (Michelle) Eichler and Tammy (Michael) Szanfran; grandfather of 6, step-father of 7 and step-grandfather of 21. Gary was a 1962 Graduate of Sweet Home H.S. and then studied Accounting at Bryant & Stratton Business Inst.. From 1966-1968 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. in Vietnam as a artillery repairman. Returning home he worked at Harrison Radiator for 30 years. Gary served in many veteran organizations: WNY Young Marines (CO and Paymaster), American Legion at Large, both Conrad F. Kania and Lt. John P. Bobo Detachment Marine Corp. Leagues. Gary also held important leadership roles in Youngstown Vol. Fire Company, Niagara County Vol. Fire /Police and Upper Mountain Fire Company. There will be no prior visitation. A private interment will be held at Elmlawn Cemetery. Donations in Gary’s name may be made to: Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital (LVAD Unit), 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 660, Rochester, NY 14642. Condolences may be shared at www. ROTHFUNERAL.com
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