Gary Andrew Medley, Sr.

Gary Andrew Medley, Sr. ‘Sammy’ departed this life for eternal rest on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Gary was born on January 8, 1939 to the late Thomas and Mildred (Washinton) Medley. Gary was an 81 year old life-long resident of Beacon, NY. He graduated from Beacon High School. He went on to enlist and serve in the United States Navy as an airplane engine mechanic from 1956-1959, along with 2-more years in the reserves. Upon his completed military service he was employed by Barbrich Blanket Factory in Beacon, NY. He was later employed by Chemical Rubber, as a fabric coater in 1971 which later became known as Chemprene; and Gary went on to retire in 2001. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Beacon. Gary was a member of The Soul Clan Motorcycle Club of Beacon, NY. He was also a member of multiple bowling leagues for over 20 years. His other hobbies included softball, fishing, gardening, bird watching, hiking, crafting, listening to jazz music and watching football, especially the Washington Redskins.

Gary is survived by his two sisters Carol Ann Medley of Utica, NY and Candace Carter (Thomas) of Marietta, GA; his brother Shawn Medley of Manhattan, NY; two sons Gary Medley (Carolyn) of Aurora, CO and Christopher Medley of Poughkeepsie, NY; two daughters Jocelyn Medley of Poughkeepsie, NY and Andrea Medley (Vern), of Georgetown, SC; two step-children Aaron Owens (Jacqueline) of Poughkeepsie, NY and Nyree Callaway of Hemingway, SC; his six grandchildren Lauren, Matthew, Navonni, Bryan, Kayla and Vern. And a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mildred Medley, and his eldest brother Ronald Medley.

Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday August 12, 2020 from 6-9pm at LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon. A Graveside Funeral Service with military honors will be held at Fishkill Rural Cemetery on Thursday August 13, 2020 at 11AM. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Libby Funeral Home of Beacon; to offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:


Visitation: August 12, 2020 6:00 pm - August 12, 2020 9:00 pm

Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Graveside Service: August 13, 2020 11:00 am - August 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Fishkill Rural Cemetery
801 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

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  1. Tenisha Khan says:

    Terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Offering my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy.

  2. Gary Brown says:

    R.I.P my namesakeπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ

  3. Donna (Lloyd)Walker says:

    To the Medley Family:
    You have my deepest condolence and prayers.

  4. Nyree Callaway says:

    So sorry to hear of this passing. He will truly be missed

  5. Deborah R. Giorgio says:

    I worked with Gary almost 30 yrs. He was such a beautiful man. My heart and prayers go out to his family.

  6. Shelia Powell says:

    Cousin, you are missed. Say Hi to Aunt & Unc when you get there. Love you Poogie

    • Jocelyn Medley says:

      Cousin, life will never be the same but, we will continue living to keep his legacy alive. Please pray for me and I will pray for you! ❀

  7. Tonya Strother-Thomas says:

    My prayers goes out to the family at this time. Just seeing this sent my heart into despair, but I am reminded of the last time that I saw him and how we reminisce about my beloved Clarke (Clarkie) Strange. His time in the Navy and all the memories he shared with me. We sat there and cried a little as we thought of him. They are now together. My condolences to you and your family πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜’

    • Jocelyn Medley says:

      Thank you so much. You are absolutely right he mentioned those times many times to me. Thanks for your kind words.

  8. Leroy and Maurine Jones says:

    To The Medley Family:

    We send our deepest sympathy we feel a deep loss also we met Gary Sr 2-3 times over the past few years when he came to Colorado to visit his Son Gary Jr (our son-in-law) and our daughter and grandkids he was a wonderful man just the nicest easy to be around very kind good man he will be missed we send our prayers to the family.



  10. Glynis Wynn says:

    My Condolence to you and the family

  11. Willene Stubblefield says:

    To The Medley Family,
    Gary jr.,Jocelyn,Andrea,Christopher
    God saw your dad getting tired ,
    When a cure was not to be so
    He wrapped his arms around him
    And whispered “come to me”.

    • Jocelyn Medley says:

      Thank you for your kind words and condolences! Yes, the family will miss him but, he will live on thru all of us

  12. The Clarys says:

    Gary for many years, was a dear friend and a bright light to many here on Eliza Street. Rest in Peace. You are gathered in the palm God the Creator and Father. You will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to your family as well and Our deepest sympathy, from Ray and Sue Clary

  13. Renee Delphin formerly Renee Faison says:

    I will miss cousin Poopey a lot. He was the walker of our Family. Rest In Peace, you will never be forgotten.

    • Jocelyn Medley says:

      Absolutely, he would walk everywhere! Never letting grass grow under his feet. And when he couldn’t walk as far he rode that scooter everywhere, lol. Thanks!

  14. Rose Simmons & Family says:

    You will truly be missed, God Bess You All. We Love You.

    • Jocelyn Medley says:

      Thank you for your kind words and condolences! We love you too. He just was talking about you when he was in the hospital. All Love!

  15. Beth and Larry Goettisheim says:

    Jocelyn and Family
    So sorry about the loss of your dad. May his memories bring you comfort in the days and months ahead.

  16. Sonya Bryant says:

    My condolences to the family.

  17. Jocelyn Medley says:

    Dad, you will forever be in our hearts and thru your children, you will live on……..❀❀❀❀❀

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