Gary Elder, age 74, died May 7, 2013, at Highland Hospital. He was born September 28, 1939 in Ithaca, NY, a son of the late John and Izaretta (Anthony) Elder. Gary was a former employee of Agway, Smith & Vagg, S&S Muckland, Starweather Freight and in the 1980s, started Gary Elder Trucking which in 1992 became Elder Trucking. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Albion Lodge #1006. Gary enjoyed bowling, golf and was known for his great sense of humor. He was always willing to give to others in need.
He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Dolores "Dee" of 50 years; children, Cindy (Harry) Jones of Holley, Michael (Tina) Elder of Lyndonville, Tammy (Ryan Berg) Elder of Albion; six grandsons, Perrin London, Brandon Jones, Joshua Berg, Jason Berg, Justin Jones, Jordan Berg; brother, Stan (Sally) Elder of Buffalo; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Avenue, Albion, Friday, May 17, from 5:00-7:00 PM, where his memorial service will follow at 7:00. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
To share a special memory of Gary, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.