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December 17, 2013

Gary Alvin Reeves

Gary Alvin Reeves

ROSEBOOM — Gary Alvin Reeves, 68, of Roseboom, passed away Dec. 13, 2013, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, with his family at his side.

Gary was born March 20, 1945, to Alvin and Gertrude Reeves and grew up on Shelter Island. He moved to Roseboom with his wife and son in 1989.

Gary is survived by his mother, Gertrude of Shelter Island; son, Norman and daughter-in-law, Melody; granddaughters, Allison and Emily; brother, James and sister-in-law, Barbara and their families; brother, Roland and sister-in-law, Maureen and their families; sister, Sherri; and his faithful cat, Gypsy.

He is predeceased by his father, Alvin.

Gary cherished his friends and family with their generosities — some near that touched his life almost daily and some far that he spoke of with love and many, many good memories.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Dec. 19, with a memorial service at noon at Ottman Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Cherry Valley.

A memorial service will also be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Shelter Island Fire Department, Route 114, Shelter Island.

To send online condolences or light a candle visit

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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