• Olthof Funeral Home
    Elmira, NY
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Gary David Field
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July 04, 2013
Although I didn't know Gary, I do know his brother Greg,my golfing buddy.From all the signatures in the guest book Gary not only left the world a better place but also left with many close friends as well.RIP Gary.
June 26, 2013
The best friend I ever had. Loving and forgiving always a gentleman. So proud of the life you lived. You will be dearly missed, Jenny
June 25, 2013
We light a candle for Gary to celebrate his life and light his way on his journey.

Gary helped to make this world a better place and we are honored to have known him.
June 18, 2013
Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I worked with him in the Army Reserves. He was one of the best instructors of 12B subjects that I ever worked with. He was intense in the field and always had a story to pass on to the young troops. Whether at Ft Leonard Wood, MO or in the Reserve Center, he was ready to take on any assignment that came up. He was an excellent soldier and a good friend to all in the 2d Battalion. I keep all my soldiers in mind and their family in my prayers. CSM James Van Galder, USAR Ret.
June 15, 2013
Gary was a great friend, a fellow vet, and graduated the same year as me. Debbie and kids sorry for ur loss but Im sure there is a spot in heaven for him
June 15, 2013
Deb and family I will keep you all In my thoughts and prayers.

And when our work is done, Our course on Earth is run, May it be said, Well done: Be thou at peace..
June 15, 2013
Deb and Family, Was so sorry to hear about Gary's passing....I knew him back in 7th & 8th grade, he was such a great guy...and by the looks of it, turned into a wonderful man....we will keep him and your family in our prayers at this difficult time....
June 14, 2013
Deepest sympathies to Greg and the family of Gary Field. When Greg, Gary, & Gavin sang together, the earth moved. May Gary Rest in Peace and sing with Gavin and the Angels.
June 14, 2013
Dear Deb and family.

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
June 14, 2013
Deb and Family, I am so saddend to hear of your loss of a dear friend of many years ago. God be with you at this time.I pray you just remember the good times you have shared in the years together. My heart is very heavy to think of what you are gonna go in these next few weeks ahead of you..if there is anything I can do Deb please let me know . Its been a long time.
June 14, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
June 14, 2013
Debbie & Family: Dave and I just heard about Gary...what a shocker! We are deeply sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy. We had lots of fun in that trailer park, didn't we! Please know we are here for you if you ever need anything. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.
June 13, 2013
Debbie and family,

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God Bless
June 13, 2013
I work with Gary and will truly miss him , God bless him
June 13, 2013
Deb & Family:
So very sorry for your loss as everyone knows Gary was a great guy. As classmates and old friends of Gary we have many fond and funny memories. If you never heard Gary and Burt Lyman sing "The Duke of Earl" together you really missed a great performance.
Tim & Linda Elston
June 13, 2013
Dear Deb, So sorry for your loss. gary was a Friend, a Leader, a Co worker. I was honored to know him and work with him at Southport C.F. Gary will be missed by many and may God be with you and your family through out your ordeal. God Bless you.
June 13, 2013
Deb and family.....we are so sorry for your loss....may all the happy memories get you through this very tough time. Gary and Peggy Comfort
June 13, 2013
Deb and Family! So So sorry for your loss. Many wonderful childhood memories ended recently and am saddened for all who knew and loved this great guy
June 13, 2013
June 13, 2013
Deb and family....Was saddened deeply to hear of Gary's passing. We shared many fun loving memories from our football days and the fun times at Southside. I was looking forward to seeing you guys at the reunion......
R.I.P. friend.
June 13, 2013
Kelly & Family,
My heart broke for you the instant I herd of your fathers passing. I want to be there for you any way I can. Anything….Anything you need I will be there in a heartbeat! Your father was a Hero! He served his country. He served his community. All of his children excelled above and beyond most. I'm sure he was very proud of all of you. You are all in my prayers. – Sarah Stowell
June 13, 2013
to the Field Family, I'm SO sorry for your loss. Gary was a great friend, and comrad. I will sorely miss him. May God bless you all.
June 13, 2013
May God be with you
June 13, 2013
Shawn and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Steve, Kelly, Julia and the rest of the Cook clan
June 13, 2013
Deb & Family,
So sorry about your loss, Gary was one of the best! You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.
June 13, 2013
Field Family, Gary was a good friend, fellow Nam Vet,and co-worker. We were not close friends but shared time together. He will be missed by many but he will never be foregotten.May God be with your family.
June 13, 2013
Deb & Kids, So very sad for your loss. Gary was one of the best in our Class of 68'. He will be so missed by everyone who knew him and by you, his family. God Bless
June 13, 2013
Debbie and Family,
So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of you all. You are in my prayers.
June 13, 2013
Debbie and family. I was very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My thoughts are with you at this time of reflection. RIP Gary.
June 13, 2013
Deb & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy. We will keep you in our prayers.
Sandy & Gene Steinhilper
June 12, 2013
I will miss Gary. John Dobranski and I had one great Annual Training that I will never forget, with him at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, about 1998. He was a good friend and jovial companion.
June 12, 2013
Gary, thanks for introducing me to soccer. Fran Whitford
June 12, 2013
Kelly and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayer for peace and comfort for you all.
June 12, 2013
Did not know Gary personally, but I'm proud to be part of the Honor Guard that will be At National tomorrow to render his Honors for his service. "Fair Wind and following Seas"
June 12, 2013
Deb and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss, Gary and I were close friends growing up and going to school together. Gary was in my wedding party, we always had great times together. I would see Greg during the the winter shooting and playing cards together and would always ask about Gary. He was a good friend and will be greatly missed. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Richie and Linda Corson
June 12, 2013
To the Gary Field family: Our sincere sympathy for your unexpected loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gods Blessings to you all. Chuck & Kathy Ludwig
June 12, 2013
Gary was a great guy. I miss playing golf with him. My sincere condolences to his family. He's in my prayers.
June 12, 2013
Our prayers are with you. Was hoping to visit with Gary at the reunion. Gary will be missed by many.
June 12, 2013
Greg and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended families.
Denny & Pat Stone
June 12, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May God be with you in your time of grief
June 12, 2013
R.I.P. Brother !!!
June 12, 2013
Mrs. Field and family.
I am sorry to here of Gary's passing I worked with him at Southport for many years. A Good man. God grant you all peace.
June 12, 2013
so so sad....
June 12, 2013
i am so saddened by the loss of Gary; he was a truly wonderful person. We grew up together...walking home from school with Gary, me and Sandy VanGorder:) I loved him and his bow legs XOXO Sail on brother; see u on the other side - all my love, barbi
June 12, 2013
Debbie and family our sincere condolences for the loss of Gary. We grew up with Gary, watched him become a special friend and Brother. Heaven has gained a truly special man. ATW 'brother' Dave Rennie
June 12, 2013
Yessir. We didn't see much of each other for the last few years, there was always tomorrow or another day. Well, now the only option is "another day". See you then my friend. My prayers to the family.
June 12, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I remember him from SHS. He was such a nice person.
June 12, 2013
June 12, 2013
Our last 20 yrs together have been most memorable. We became as close as brothers could be sharing good times and those not so good. Good bye to my brother, my best friend and fishing buddy! FISH ON!
June 12, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I graduated with Gary and he was one of my favorites n High School.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Marie (Zwanka) and Bill Myhalyk
June 12, 2013
Greg & April;
I am very sorry for your loss. I know you both have great memories and will miss Gary dearly.
June 12, 2013
deb.and family so sorry for your loss.gary was a great friend and fellow officer.worked with him at elmira and southport always there for anyone.may the lord keep you all in the palm of his hand during this time.rest in peace my brother.rest in peace.al hager
June 12, 2013
Debbie and Field family: saddened by Gary's passing...have known Gary for years, and worked with him in Corrections. Great guy! You are all in my prayers...God Bless.
June 12, 2013
It was a complete pleasure to have known and worked with Gary; our prayers are with his family.
June 12, 2013
June 12, 2013
As Pete Mastrantonio put it, "Gary was a true gentleman", as well as calm and cool in his demeanor. I am proud to say I knew and worked with Gary and was very shocked at his passing. My sincere sympathy to his family.
June 12, 2013
My prayers are with Gary's family. I worked with Gary at Southport. Great guy to work with. Always knew how to lighten a tense moment. R.I.P
June 12, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are going out to the entire Field family during this difficult time.
June 12, 2013
Deborah and Family,
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
June 12, 2013
Gary was a true gentleman,I worked with him at Southport and Elmira.My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time..R.I.P my friend.. Pete Mastrantonio SR
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