SARNO Gary Russell Sr., 65, of Canajohnaire, N.Y., passes away with his family surrounding him on Wednesday October 12, 2016. Born and raised East Paterson(Elmwood Park) he lived in Garfield before settling in Canajohnaire, N.Y. for the past 15 years. He was employed by New Jersey Transit in Hoboken since 1970, until he officially retired in June 2016. Gary loved the great outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. Gary is predeceased by his parents Ralph and Elizabeth (nee Tanis). Gary was a devoted husband to Phyllys (nee Keinath), loving father of Christine Massey, Gary Sarno, Jr., and his wife Daniela, dear brother to Wendy Sarno, cherished grandfather of Tyler, Daniel, Elisabeth and Evan and uncle to Lindsay. He is also survived by his first wife Ann. The family will receive their friends and family on Monday October 17th, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Inc., 274 Market Street, Elmwood Park. Private Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Gary's memory to the American Heart Association.
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