Arthur Charles Gay

Arthur Charles Gay - Churchville, NY - Rochester Cremation

Arthur Charles Gay, 94, of Churchville, passed away on January 4, 2021, after a brief battle with COVID.  Predeceased by his daughter Martha Claxton, wife Anabel of 47 years and wife Ruth of 14 years.  He is survived by his son John (Elizabeth) and daughter Anne (Sam) Levitt.  He is also survived by 8 grandchildren:  Michael (Jennifer) Gay, Brian (Heather) Wilson, James (Amanda) Wilson, Laura Gay,  Douglas Cole, Rebecca (Taylor) Garrett, Jason (Diane) Claxton and Sharon (Christopher) Wilkinson.  He is also survived by 21 great grandchildren, as well as his friend Dan Seils, whose friendship he cherished.  He also leaves behind a sister-in-law Ruth Guthman, nephews, nieces, and several step-children with families as well.

Arthur was very proud of being a veteran serving in the Army during WWII.  Upon his return home, he purchased a farm on Malloch Road in Churchville where he and his wife Anabel ran a dairy farm with 150 head of Holsteins.  He also drove truck for several local businesses and drove snowplow for the Town of Riga.  His favorite pastime was playing cards – and he was good at it!

The family would like to thank Woodcrest Manor, the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia and especially United Memorial Hospital in Batavia for their excellent care of him in his final days.

Due to the COVID pandemic, a graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Arthur’s name can be made to:

Honor Flight Rochester, Inc

PO Box 23581

Rochester, NY  14692

7 Condolences

  1. Sandy Smith on January 10, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I will miss you Uncle Art. You always made me smile. Rest In Peace.

  2. John Gay on January 11, 2021 at 7:04 am

    A great gentleman will be missed. Rest in peace uncle Artie.

  3. Shelly Gorino on January 11, 2021 at 9:57 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Arthur’s passing. I’m sure he is up there playing his favorite slot machine!
    Deepest sympathies.
    Shelly Gorino- Henrietta Senior Center

  4. Tom Wheeler on January 11, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    I will dearly miss Art. Known him since I was a child, and he later drove truck for me, and have always remained friends. Sent me a Christmas card every year from the Veteran’s home, and I am very glad I got to visit him before things closed last Spring. Happy I got to speak to him at Christmas time. They don’t make guys like Art any longer. RIP.

  5. Mary Martin on January 11, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Positive thoughts and prayers for the family. May your memories keep Art’s love alive.

  6. Much Love, Miles and Cindy Van Buren on January 11, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Sending our prayers and love to your sweet family. May your memories be cherished and be a source of comfort each and every day.

  7. Merri Yaniro on January 14, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Art was such a sweetheart. Before he married my Aunt Ruth, I knew him as he worked for one of the builders I worked with. He always had a smile and did his best to please. It is so sad he had to suffer his last days with Covid. Batavia VA were there for my dad and I am certain they took the best care in making his final days as comfortable and cared for as possible. He will be dearly missed.

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