Gary Lee Bishop, 74, of Greece, NY, peacefully passed away on January 21, 2023 surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Gary was born on August 14, 1948 in Endicott, NY. After he graduated from Madison High School in 1966, Gary pursued training as a tool and dye maker and machinist at Eastman Kodak. He retired from Kodak and with a friend opened up their own machine shop known as Machine Solutions.
Gary was predeceased by his mother, Betty Freeman, and his father, William Bishop. He is survived by his wife of 49 ¾ years, Peggy Madigan, his daughter Aimee (Matt) Sharpe and sons Timothy, Christopher (Lindsey) and Jeremy Bishop, six grandchildren: Maddy, Rachel, Alex and Charlotte Sharpe, Tyler and Olivia Bishop, sisters: Diana (Tom) Brookshire, Wanda (Glenn) Spurlin. Bonnie (Russ), brothers William (Paige) and Joel, several nieces and nephews.
Gary enjoyed being in the outdoors doing lawn work. He also enjoyed playing with the grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Golisano Children’s Cancer Center.
There will be no calling hours. Gary’s funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 3003 Dewey Avenue in Greece at 11 AM on Saturday, January 28th. Private burial will take place at a future date.
We are so sorry for your loss.Gary fought a long, hard fight, with a wonderful wife and family along side him.You family, friends and memories will help you through this most difficult journey Love and prayers,Carol and Tom Murtha.
I am sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy and so caring. Sending prayers of strength for you and the family. He’s going to be missed.
Peggy, I am saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. May he now rest in peace. He fought hard with you always by his side. My prayers to you and your familythat your memories of the good times help to heal the loss. Sue Benjamin
So sorry for your loss. Gary was such a nice guy. Rest in peace! We are praying for you all.
Peggy and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Gary. You had a long and special life together that is not common these days. Remember the good times always. May he rest in peace.
So sorry Peggy to hear about Gary’s passing. You two had a great life together. I will always remember our time at camp. We had alot of fun.
I am also sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. God Bless you and your family.
My deepest condolences to you, Aimee, and your entire family. I found out today and my heart aches for you. Your dad was a presence in my life growing up, through our St. Charles years and all the way into college. You are in my prayers. xo
Peggy and Family I’m sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Nancy told me about it it made me very sad. We all had such a good time at camp. Just think maybe Bill and Gary and my Gary are all out on a lake fishing and having a good time. Be able to keep your memories close to your heart that is what helps me make it through the long days and cold night missing Gary so much. Take care of yourself and family my thoughts are with you. Sending hugs to you.
Peggy my deepest condolences to you and the kids. Always remember the wonderful times you shared with one another. I will say a prayer for you and the kids. God Bless.
Peggy my heart aches for you and your family. Gary fought above and beyond to stay with you but as we know it’s a hard disease to fight. I loved him so much as I do you and your family. He left us all with some special and lasting memories. It’s these memories that will help us heal and go on as he’d want us to do. Love you all and am always here for you all. Aunt Nancy Brown.
Chris’s ,so sorry for the loss of your Dad,our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.🙏🏻🙏🏻,Jeanne and Butch.