ALBANY – Gary C. Towle, 58, of Albany, died Monday, December 7, 2009 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Gary was born in Albany and lived here all his life. He attended Schenectady County Community College and SUNY Albany. He was employed by Korvette’s Dept. Store. He served as General Manager for both Big A Auto Parts and T-shirt City. Most recently, he was Sales Manager for Genuine Parts – NAPA Distribution Center in Latham. He was an avid golfer and spent many days golfing at Capital Hills at Albany. He bowled in the Keeler League of Albany for over twenty years, and loved fishing, gardening, and cooking Sunday and holiday dinners for his family. He also loved vacationing on Cape Cod with his family. Gary was actively involved in Holy Cross High School CYO basketball, Westland Hills Little League, and Central Babe Ruth. He also was a dedicated fan of the New York Giants.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Joyce J. Raciti Towle; his sons and their wives David V. Towle and Carrie Towle of Glenmont, and Daniel C. Towle and Erin Towle of Clifton Park; his sisters Susan Conroy of Missouri, Sharon Warejko of Pasadena, MD, and Eileen Gervais (Larry) of Lanesboro, MA; his grandchildren Nicholas and Emily Towle; his mother in law Mary Raciti; his sister in law Madeline Raciti; and dear friends Paula & Jim Begley. Gary was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Elaine Becker Towle.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:45, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church), Homestead St., Albany at 9:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
The family wishes to thank the 6th Floor nursing staff at Albany Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care as well as Dr Dudek, Dr Wu and the staff at NYOH.