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Gerald R. Gonyea, 76, of the Spear Hill Rd., Ellenburg died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at his home.
Born in Plattsburgh, NY on Dec. 18, 1938, he was the son of Roy and Agnes (Sawyer) Gonyea.
Mr. Gonyea was employed for several years for the Syracuse Highway Dept. and most recently as a logger for Georgia Pacific, Plattsburgh. He was a member of the Peru Rod and Gun Club.
Mr. Gonyea is survived by three children and their spouses, Angie and Robert Vanderhaver of Fulton, NY, Roy Gonyea of Texas, Holly and Benjamin Hemmingway of Syracuse, NY; six grandchildren; six brothers and sisters and their spouses, Joyce and Joe Rich, Carol and Bill Flemming, Donald Gonyea, Vernard Gonyea, Jane and Henry Venne, Otto Gonyea Jr. and his companion, Margie Lihte; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Ronald and James Gonyea.
Calling hours will be held at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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