Michael John Gainor

February 12, 1940May 11, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC – Michael J. Gainor, 80, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. The loss of Michael is felt by many.

Michael was born on February 12, 1940 in Albany, NY to the late Dr. John E. and Edmunda Gainor. He was a long-time resident of Voorheesville, NY where he raised his family. Michael was a graduate of Manhattan College, Class of ’62 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Michael earned his Master’s Degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Michael spent 2 years serving with the Peace Corp in Medellin, Colombia. He worked as a guidance counselor at several rural high schools throughout his career. He was proud to have helped many students go onto secondary education. He helped many students become better drivers in his time as their driver’s education instructor. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his time as a football coach at Christian Brothers Academy and as a track official.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kazzy Gainor, beloved father to Michelle (BK Morin), Gregory (Kelly), and Jonathan (Jill). Grandfather of Kennedy Gainor, Jason & Elizabeth Gainor, Matthew (Jen) Morin, Shawn Morin, and great-grandfather of Levi Morin. In addition, Michael is survived by siblings, Kathleen Andreoli, John W. Gainor (Judy), Carol Reznichek (Ricardo), Barry J. Gainor (Pamela), and predeceased by sister Patricia Ryan (Frank). He is also survived by his beloved cousin John Whelden, and numerous other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Due to the current uncertainty of our world, our ability to celebrate his life with others in the traditional way is limited. The family will be holding a memorial service at St. Pius X in Loudonville, New York at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in honor of Michael J. Gainor to: Academy of Holy Names, 1075 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY 12208 or Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Dr, Albany NY 12205.

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Diane Biernacki

May 17, 2020

Kazzy, so sorry to hear of Mikes' passing. We shared many a little league baseball game, those were happy days. He always had a story to tell me each time he visited the library. He was such a good, kind man....he will be missed Diane Biernacki

Sandy McConky

May 15, 2020

Frank's and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. We have such fond memories of Mike and you from our boys' years at Christian Brothers Academy. We hold those close to our heart during this time. You were blessed with so many years together but it is always too short. God Bless you all.

Sandy & Frank McConky


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