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August 3, 2013 - 3:55pm

Gary P. Loveland

posted by Ronald Konieczny.

Gary Paul Loveland, 63, of E. Bethany, died Friday (August 2, 2013) at his residence while under Family Hospice Care.

He was born in Batavia on August 15, 1949 a son of the late Albert Loveland and Dorothy Gray Loveland of Pavilion.

Gary was a heavy equipment operator for the Genesee County Highway Department for over 40 years where he was fondly known as "Boxcar".  He served with the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971.  While serving in Vietnam, Specialist 5th Class Gary Loveland received a Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.  He successfully completed the Airborne Course on August 7, 1969 at Fort Benning Georgia and served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Upon his Honorable Discharge he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with w/60 Dev., 2 Overseas Bars and the Army Commendation Medal.

Surviving besides his mother is his wife of over 26 years, Judith Fasano Loveland, two daughters: Jennifer Doherty of Batavia and Melissa Dettman of Pavilion.  Five grandchildren: Emily Doherty, Megan Doherty, Jacob Dettman, Sarah Lis and Zachary Dettman.  Brother and sister in law, Richard and Judy Loveland of Pavilion. 

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors.

There are no calling hours.  Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Family Homecare and Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC., 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA.  Ronald P. Konieczny Proprietor & Director.

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