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Gary Oppelt

Gary R. Oppelt, age 77, passed away on November 12, 2023.

A Firemen's Service will be held at the Rushville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday (November 18). A Memorial Service will immediately follow at the church. A Reception will be held at the Middlesex Hose Company following the services.

A private burial will be in Overackers Cemetry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Middlesex Hose Company, P.O. Box 145, Middlesex, N.Y. 14507; or the Rushville Congregational Church, P.O. Box 1, Rushville, N.Y. 14544.

Gary was born in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late Robert C. Oppelt and Maxine Button Oppelt. He was a 1964 graduate of Fairport High School. Gary married Anetta Louise Schmill in 1967.

Gary was General Manager of Dudley Poultry in Middlesex for 34 years, until his retirement. He was actively involved in the Rushville Congregational Church and the Middlesex Hose Company. Gary was a Deacon and Trustee in his church, and often led parts of the services there.

Gary was a 53-year member of the Middlesex Hose Company, and was currently Vice-President. He headed up numerous committees and was currently a Commissioner for the Middlesex Fire District.

Gary was devoted to God, his family and his community. He enjoyed camping, stock car racing, all sports and working on his house and property.

Gary is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anetta; daughter, Michelle (Kenneth Clark) Oppelt; son, Brian (Cassandra Smith) Oppelt; two grandchildren, Lily Wood and Thomas Oppelt; brother, Richard (Laurel) Oppelt; sisters-in-law, Barbara Caruana, Janice (Joe) DeChirico and Donna (Larry) Storey; and several nieces and nephews.

Gary was predeceased by his parents and by two brothers-in-law, Bruce Caruana and Richard Schmill.