Gaetano J. ‘Guy’ Vasta, 76

FULTON, NY – Gaetano J. “Guy” Vasta, 76, of Volney, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a long illness.

Gaetano Vasta
Gaetano Vasta

A native of Fulton, he was a life resident of the Fulton-Volney area.

He was the son of the late Carmelo and Concetta Grasso Vasta.

Guy graduated from SUNY at Oswego, where he received a master’s degree in education.

Guy retired in 2003 from C. S. Driver Middle School in the Marcellus Central School District as a media specialist and librarian and had previously taught math and industrial arts at Auburn West High School.

Guy was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.

He owned and operated Guy’s Garden produce farm in Volney and served on the board of directors for the Syracuse Regional Market.

Guy enjoyed flying airplanes, sail boating, photography and snow skiing.

Surviving are his two sisters, Concetta Vasta of Volney and Mary (Michael) Konowich of Fulton; and many cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A prayer service will be 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at Holy Trinity Parish, corner of Rochester and South Third streets, Fulton.

Graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton, in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-9959.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Concetta., I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I remember from working together , how proud you were of him and your family . Just remember he will be watching over you from the heavens above. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  2. so sorry to hear that Guy has passed away, he had been fighting a very long battle, may he rest in peace. If there is anything I can do for you please leave me a note in the mailbox. Again I am so sorry.You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your mail lady, Lou Ann.

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