Gary N. Lester
US Army Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 01/11/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
Patriot Guard Riders has been requested by the family of Gary N. Lester to participate in his military honors funeral services. Gary, 79, of Hemstreet Park, entered into eternal rest on January 5, 2023.
Born and raised in Malone, NY, Gary joined the US Army on 16 February 1961, shortly after high school. He proudly served his country for 1 year and 11 months, including 1 year and 6 months with Company "B", 4th Battalion Mechanized, 20th Infantry Division at Fort Clayton, Panama, Canal Zone. He was honorably discharged on 17 January 1963 at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4).
After his military service, Gary began a long 37 year career in law enforcement, first with the Village of Malone, the Franklin County Sheriffs Department and then in the Federal Protective Service. Upon moving to Hemstreet Park, he began a 15 year career with the NYS Department of Corrections, working as an Investigator, and lastly with the Town of Stillwater Police Department, where he retired as a Sergeant. Gary was also a part time employee of Mechanicville Schools as a Safety/Resource Officer in his later years.
An avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, he was a member of the Buttermilk Falls Hunting Club and was a Hunter Education Instructor for the 4-H program.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Gary's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
01/11/2023 at 09:00am
DeVito Salvadore Funeral Home
39 S. Main St.
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Parking for this mission is just a few doors to the North at 33 S. Main St. Stage with a flag line for the arrival of family and friends for a 10 am service, followed by an escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for an 11:30 service.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
01/11/2023 at 11:15am
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment with military honors is scheduled for 11:30 am. Please stage respectfully and in accordance with updated staging instructions.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
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