Riverhead resident Gary D. Byers died Feb. 20 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson after a long illness. He was 61.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1949, in Southampton to John and Idoma (Nelson) Byers.
A graduate of Riverhead High School, he had been an estate caretaker in Southampton. His hobbies included boating and car racing.
Mr. Byers is survived by his daughter, Crystal, of Providence, R.I., and his long-term companion, Kathleen Frew.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead, with a funeral service at 8:30 p.m. Cremation will be private.