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Gary W. Haigh

September 7, 1943 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 74)
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PALMYRA: Haigh, Gary W., 74, died on Thurs., March 1, 2018. Family and friends are invited to call from 4-7pm on Sat. March 10 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sun., March 11 at Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra. A reception will follow in fellowship hall. To celebrate and honor Gary’s life, please consider a donation to a scholarship to be established in his memory. Checks should be payable to Pal-Mac DFS, 151 Hyde Pkwy, Palmyra, NY 14522. Please indicate Gary Haigh memorial on the check.
    Gary was born on Sept. 7, 1943 in Canandaigua, New York the son of Chester and Thelma Wallace Haigh. He was a Pal-Mac High School class of 1961 graduate. Gary retired from Mobil Chemical after 32 years of service and continued to work for U.S. Polymers.  He was a member of the Palmyra Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6778 and the James R. Hickey American Legion Post 120. The funeral home proudly flies the United States Air Force Flag in honor of Gary’s service to our country.  Gary was a member and Past President of the Palmyra-Macedon Rotary Club, an Assistant District Governor, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Western Presbyterian Church and had been an active volunteer with the Palmyra Community Center. Gary was a longtime committee member and the voice of Canaltown Days. He and Rena were honored as Grand Marshals in 2013. He was a founding member of the Tall Stools Club and the Mensa Breakfast Club. Gary was an avid sports fan who especially supported Pal-Mac athletics. He loved traveling and working on puzzles. He had an eclectic taste in music and liked “one star and an R” movies. Gary shared many jokes and stories. He appreciated a well-manicured lawn, was proud of his Scottish heritage and he never met a burned peanut butter cookie that he didn’t like. Gary was proudest of his five grandchildren who called him Boompa.
     Gary is survived by his wife Rena; daughter Sally (Ken Waters) Haigh; sons Gary (Bridget) Haigh and William (Janet) Haigh; grandchildren Zoe Premyslovsky, Ben, Lindsay, Allison and Charlie Haigh; sisters Joyce Roberts and Donna Astle; mother-in-law Jean Edwards; Uncle Jack Wallace; special nieces and nephews and a plethora of dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Chet and Thelma Haigh and father-in-law Dick Edwards.     


Donations may be made to:

Pal-Mac Dollars-For-Scholars
151 Hyde Pkwy., Palmyra NY 14522


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