Gary B. Nelson\nBig Flats, NY\nPassed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at the age of 83. Gary was born on November 20, 1937 in Syracuse, NY, the son of the late Charles and Marjorie Howell Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Suzanne Hearty and his dear Aunt Katie. Gary is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Donna Nelson; daughter, Amy (Jeremy) Sager and son, Eric (Jill) Nelson; beloved granddaughters, Katelyn, Hannah and Olivia; brother-in-law, Clifton (Shirley) White and nieces and nephews, Bret (Lily) Gunderman, Cherie (Dana) Gridley, Sue (Jason) Felger; and David (Michelle) White. He also leaves behind his dog and favorite walking partner, Sadie Sue. Gary graduated from Hobart College and after serving in the National Guard he went on to work for the NYS Dept. of Labor retiring as a manager after 30+ years. He was an active member of Big Flats Historical Association, a member of the Big Flats Methodist Church and a former Elks member. Friends and family are invited to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 1-3PM. A Graveside Service will immediately follow at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Mary and Desra for their wonderful care and to the amazing staff at Elderwood Memory Care Unit in Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary's name to a charity of one's choice.