Gary D. Byers

02/23/2011 11:06 AM |

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.

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  • You did a wonderful job with your daughter, Crystal, and I am honored to call her my friend and of the young woman you have helped her become. May you rest in peace. KLE

  • I remember Gary. I’ve known him since I was a little girl. He used to work for my dad at the Riverhead and Suffolk Theatre. You will be missed. God Bless.