FULTON, NY – Dennis T. Gantley, 74, of Fulton, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday January 6, 2015, after a battle with Multiple Myeloma.
He was born in Fulton, to the late Everett and Esther (Pitcher) Gantley.
He has remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.
Mr. Gantley was a self-employed logger and he owned and operated Black Creek Lumber, Fulton, for 50 years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Gantley was a licensed pilot and his passion was flying his Cessna.
Mr. Gantley is survived by his wife of 53 years, Merry Gantley of Fulton; their four children: Eric (Patricia) Gantley of Syracuse, Rev. Mark Gantley of Hawaii, Denise Fleet of Baldwinsville, NY, and Kristen (Rafael) Gantley Chavez of Cicero, NY; three siblings: Everett Gantley of California, Maria Murdoch of Phoenix, NY, and Joseph Gantley of California; six grandchildren: Kathryn, Erin, Evan and Brian Gantley and Alexander and Julian Chavez; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Mr. Gantley’s son Rev. Mark Gantley.
Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours will be conducted 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 West Second St. S., Fulton.