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Gary Linville, 62 of North Tonawanda, passed away on March 22, 2022. Son of the late Raymond and Mary (Lil) Linville. Survived by his children Amy and (Shawn) McKinley, Kelly and (Dave) Scinta, Daniel and (Tiffany) Linville, Brianna and (Cory) Schuster.
Brother of MaryAnn (Cliff) Carroll, Deborah (Mark) Fedeson and Richard Linville. Brother of the late Bobby Linville, Roger Linville and Jackie Linville. Survived by Grandchildren Mary Scinta, Kira Linville, Braden McKinley, Anthony Scinta, Silas McKinley, Phoebe Linville and Leland Linville. Uncle of the late Clifford Ray.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Bam-Bam.
Gary worked in many helping professions over the years. He worked at Elderwood Nursing Facility at Oakwood in the Purchasing Department. He then went to St. Francis Nursing Home as the Director of Housekeeping. He went on to become a full time Home Care Giver for his father, until his passing. In 2006, he returned to Elderwood at Crestwood where he was a Certified Nursing Assistant/Activities Leader for three years. When his mother required full time care he provided care for her until her passing. Gary enjoyed working with and talking to people. He would share storied about people who he helped and worked with. He also took his youngest daughter in to meet and talk with patients. He believed in the natural healing power of Love and he tried to express it in his daily life.
Gary was a 1978 North Tonawanda High School Graduate. He held the title for Track and Field for long jump. Gary was an avid sports fan. Go Bills! He also enjoyed Hockey, UFC and Boxing. Gary was quite a gardener. You could always find his gardens in full bloom. He enjoyed being outside with friends and family and cooking one of his special dishes. He was the BEST Elvis impersonator and Karaoke was an all time favorite. He was well loved by everyone he met.