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Elmira: Age 51, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. RJ was born in Elmira on October 31, 1962. He was predeceased by his parents Robert N. Gamer on Feb. 12, 1998 and his mother Suzanne M. Harding Gamer on July 7, 2010. RJ is survived by his sister Mary E. Davis of Elmira with her sons, Zachary A. and Michael T. Davis; uncle Wiliam M. Gamer of Rochester NY; cousin Lawrence Gamer and family of Rochester NY; friend "aunt" Carole Clark of Elmira; several extended family members. RJ had worked for A.R.C. in Elmira for several years. He was very involved in activities including bowling, basketball, Special Olympics and he was a very strong bocce ball player. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers football and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball fan. Because of RJ's health condition (he was paralyzed in November 2010) he was a resident at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. While there he received wonderful care from Dr. Corbalan, Ken Wrigley, the nursing staff and the certified nursing aides. RJ continued making many new friends at the nursing facility and was very involved in resident council, being elected president in January 2014. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember RJ with a donation to a
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, NY 14901
Published in Star-Gazette on June 16, 2014