DOVER - We bet you one fish n chip dinner from the Weathervane Restaurant on Dover Point Road that someone up in heaven is getting a two-hour lesson right this very minute about "Old Glory" and why we place our hand over our hearts when she flies!
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Please join Lt. Col. (ret.)Gary Cyr's four children in a proud salute as we say, "I love you" and pay tribute to a very special man that passed away on April 2, 2014. On this day, Carey Ann Cyr Hendricks will sing his praises, Jennifer Cyr will laugh loudly in his honor, Julie Cyr Longard will comfort his friends and share his joy and Matthew "Buddy" Cyr will carry on his distinguished legacy and the Cyr name forever.
Proud parents Claude & Marion Cyr preceded him and Gary leaves behind brother Mark Cyr and spouse Leigh Herndon, sister Claudia Cyr, sister Lisa Cyr Hall and spouse Doug Hall, sister Tracy Cyr Masse and partner Rich Page.
Gary is now shining down on his first granddaughter Aubrey Blake Hendricks, the many nieces and nephews that carry his spirit and his dear friend, Judy Daniels.
A true Sox fan raised in Topsfield, Mass., Gary graduated from Masconomet High School 71' and Norwich University '75. The flight of his military career landed in Dover for many years where he and the mother of his children, Meg Cyr (ex-wife) raised a family full of love.
He dedicated 27 years of service to the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. He truly believed in bettering the lives of those that served this great country and devoted his retirement years with ESGR supporting these fellow veterans and their families.
Gary spent many days making his self-constructed colonial house a home. He annually strapped 6 bikes to the roof of a popup camper, he danced down the mountain gracefully with his wooden skis; he strummed his guitar at night to help his children fall asleep; he read every billboard aloud, he impersonated Elvis "like a king," he instilled a strong work ethic and always laughed at his own jokes.
May all of his many friends from all parts of the country know that he rests peacefully tonight with Fox News blaring in the background and his pot of Dunkin' Donuts coffee brewing in the kitchen. His grass has been meticulously mowed in straight lines and his car washed and rewashed one last time. It's guaranteed he has already made friends and entertained an audience dressed as one of the Blues Brothers.
Let us please salute him proudly and ignite his joyous spirit to spread like wildfire across this great nation that he so proudly represented.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter Church, 135 North State St., Concord. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers consider making a donation in his honor to woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett Funeral Home, Concord.
Published in Union Leader on Apr. 8, 2014