Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Gary L. Bystrak

Gary L. Bystrak, 84, of Belvidere passed away February 17, 2024 surrounded by family at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice. He was born on December 21, 1939, in San Francisco, California, to Walter and Marie (Tarasko) Bystrak.

Gary’s family moved to the east coast where he grew up before leaving to serve in the United States Air Force. He spent the last 30 years in North Carolina. He worked as a self-employed painting contractor. Gary worked in the business until he was 70 years old.

Gary prided himself on being healthy and strong. He loved lifting weights, and he always loved a good meal. He loved spending time in upstate New York with his dog Petra. He loved to be outdoors fixing, building and gardening. Gary was an avid animal lover.

Gary is survived by his daughters, Sandee Cicchetti (Tom) and Lisa Genoese (Nick); his granddaughters, Melissa Woodhull (Shane), Lauren and Kayla Genoese; and great grandchildren, Shane Jr. and Mia. He is also survived by his sister, Christine Batt (Jerry) and brother, Stephen Bystrak (Kathy). He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Marilyn and Carol.

A visitation will be held at Newbaker Funeral Home in Blairstown on Sunday, February 25th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.