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Gary J. Lindsay

August 11, 1942September 21, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary J. Lindsay, 78, announces his peaceful passing on Monday, September 21, in Madison, CT. He will be missed by his wife of 43 years, Karin; his 5 children: Sara (Chris), Christine (Andy), Stephanie, Michael (Lisa) and Jennie; 9 grandchildren: Sydney, Hannah, Camille, Mason, Alexandra, Isabella, Cooper, Spencer and Camden; and his brother Glenn (Linda).

Gary was a committed father and grandfather who valued family responsibiliity over all else. He will be lovingly remembered for providing years of happy memories for his familiy, from yearly trips to Cape Cod and Nantucket with his children to mastering the perfect Thanksgiving turkey each year. As his family expanded, spending time with grandchildren brought him great joy. He also enjoyed playing golf at Oak Hill Country Club, where he was a member for 47 years.

Gary was born in Rochester, NY, on August 11, 1942, to the late Jerome and Marian Lindsay. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1964, joining Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. in the Rochester office and becoming a tax partner until retiring and starting his own firm.

Gary was very involved with his alma mater, serving on the Rochester Institute of Technology's Board of Directors for many years in many capacities. He received the Distinguished alumnus award from the College of Business in 1982 and the Outstanding Alumnus award in 1985. He also sat on their National Alumni Council, Deferred Giving Advisory Committee, and College of Business Co-op Advisory Board.

Gary was an active member of numerous professional and local organizations, including the New York State Society of CPA’s, where he served as President. He held many positions with the ARC of Monroe, an organization charged with helping people who have developmental disabilities, including serving as treasurer and as President of the Board of Directors. Gary was an active member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, served on the Board of Directors at the Fairport Savings Bank, was active in the Wilson Foundation and the Nathanial Rochester Society, and was Chairman of the Schmitt Foundation.

A private funeral service will be held for Gary on Tuesday, September 29, at St. Margaret Church in Madison, CT. A memorial service will also be held in Rochester, NY, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation at


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Elinor & Ivan Gold

October 5, 2020

Finally found this. Needless to say our lives were tied to Gary for many many years. All which defined our lives & Holidays memorable. Watching our children grow up together.

Gary will be missed. He was a very special person, with a wonderful since of humor. He made us feel lucky to have known him.
Ivan & Elinor

Thomas Weldgen

September 28, 2020

My best wishes Karin and entire family, for peaceful acceptance of your loss. I met Gary years ago and we crossed paths over the years as accountants in Rochester. Then I was able to work closely with Gary as a fellow Board Member of the Fairport Savings Bank and always enjoyed his friendly approach, sense of humor, and smile! He was a concerned human and professional - and he is missed.
Tom Weldgen

Alicia Pender

September 26, 2020

Karin and family
We are very saddened to hear about Gary’s passing. What a great guy that brought a smile to many over the years with his humor. Such an intelligent, caring guy that gave so much and expected little in return. A gentle man and gentleman.
Dave and Alicia