PANAMA - Gary R. McChesney, 58, of Swede Road, Panama died on Friday (Nov. 2, 2012) in his home.
He was born April 20, 1954, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Robert J. and Marion Hoyt McChesney.
Gary was a graduate of the former Chautauqua Central School the class of 1973. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Gary R. McChesney
Gary owned and operated MAC Energy in Columbus, Pa. Previously he had worked on drilling rigs for 20 years.
He was a member of the Niobe Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and a Deacon at church for the past 20 years. He also was a member of the Chautauqua Cruisers Car Club.
Gary enjoyed hunting fishing, traveling, driving his old Road Runner, the family gatherings at a restaurant and his church and church family.
He is survived by his wife, Robin Gruber McChesney whom he married Oct. 15, 1977, in Panama; three sons, Jason (Tina) McChesney of Warren, Pa., Corey McChesney of Ashville and Scott McChesney of Panama; one granddaughter, Emmalin McChesney of Warren; three sisters, Marcia Wall of Falconer, Sabrina Thorp of Lakewood and Kate (Vince Kane) McChesney of Sherman; three brothers, Stephen (Sally) McChesney of Sinclairville, James (Lynette) McChesney of Dunkirk and Kevin McChesney of Mayville; and his stepfather, David Raynor of Dunkirk.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. McChesney on May 21, 1993; his mother, Marion Hoyt McChesney Raynor on April 6, 2011; and a brother, Gordon McChesney on December 12, 1970.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Niobe Baptist Church. Pastor Kevin Hadley and Pastor Don Reese officiated. Burial was in the Grant Cemetery in Niobe.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday in the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville.
Memorials may be made to the Niobe Baptist Church.