Obituary, Gary R. Anderson

Gary R. Anderson, 85, a longtime resident of Wingdale, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Anderson worked in the Maintenance Department at the Dover Union Free School District for over 30 years.

Born on December 22, 1937 in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late Harold R. and Blanche May (Westover) Anderson. Mr. Anderson proudly served in the US Army.

Mr. Anderson is survived by a step-daughter, Gertrude Light and her husband, Keith, of Wingdale, NY and a sister, Joan Pelish of Connecticut. He is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Zachari Light and his wife, Cara, and Travis Light and his wife, Lauren; five step-great-grandchildren, Amber Barktus, Ari Corlew, Audrey, Kinsley and Reese Light and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial services will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Dover First Baptist Church, 6483 Route 55, Wingdale, NY with Pastor Anthony Bacino officiating. To send the family a condolence, please visit


Author: Harlem Valley News