Gary Carl Renko, 73, of Lockport, NY, passed away on August 10, 2020. Born on October 1, 1946 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Frank Paul and Jean Edith (Giancola) Calarco.
Gary graduated the former LaSalle High School 1965. He proudly served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, while stationed in Germany, from May 24, 1966 until his honorable discharge on May 8, 1968. Gary was released from his reserve obligation was May 23, 1972. Following his service, he was an apprentice and employed by Carborundum Corporation as a sheet metal worker. He later retired from the former Harrison Radiator in 2007.
Gary was a member of Grace Bible Church in Newfane. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing and was a model train enthusiast. Above all, Gary loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them whenever possible.
Gary is survived by his wife, Brenda L. Schoenle; children, Marc Renko, Derek Renko, Sr., Aaron Renko, Thomas (Courtney) Schoenle and Geralyn (Tyler) Blossom; grandchildren, Sydney, Caleb, Alyssa, Derek, Jr., Janelle, Kevin, Preston and Charlotte; siblings, Joanne Renko Stahlman, Robert Calarco and Duane (Diana) Renko; his former spouse, Joanne Mule and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Joseph (Brenda) Renko.
The family will be present on Sunday, August 16th from 2-5:30 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY (716-297-9007) where a funeral service, concluding with Military Honors, will follow visitation at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Dave Emmons officiating. Private prayers of committal and interment will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to a Veterans Charity of One's Choice. As you prepare to attend, please be mindful to bring face coverings. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander. Share condolences, order flowers and view his tribute video by visiting Gary’s tribute page at GOODLANDERCARES.com
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