Gary Kirkwood
Gary Kirkwood
Gary Kirkwood
Gary Kirkwood
Gary Kirkwood
Gary Kirkwood

Obituary of Gary A. Kirkwood


Gary A. Kirkwood age 72, died peacefully on Sunday August 26, 2018 at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Friends may call on Thursday (August 30) from 4-7pm at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. Funeral services will be held on Friday (August 31) 10am at the United Church of Phelps with Rev., Adrian Tierson officiating. Private burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to Midlakes Athletics C/O Athletic Director John Lombardi 1554 Rt. 488 Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Gary was born on April 11, 1946 in Canandaigua, NY the son of the late Fred and Fern Zonneville Kirkwood. He was a member of Teamster Freight Drivers & Helpers Local 118 and retired from Empire Beef in Rochester. Gary and his wife Linda owned and operated the Bristol Trading Post for many years. He was a strong supporter of Midlakes Athletics. He loved the Yankees. Gary was also very involved and supported  Haers Brothers Racing and Alan Johnson Racing.   

He is survived by his children Todd (Christine) Kirkwood of Phelps

Greg Kirkwood of PA

Matt (Tanya) Meath of Phelps

Kim (Derek Whitford) Reed of Phelps

Grandchildren Amanda Kirkwood, Samantha and Michael Reed, Alaina and Emily Meath.

Brothers Dale (Susan) Kirkwood of Bloomfield

Phil (Mary Ellen) Kirkwood of Bristol

Patricia Schultz of Bristol

Sister in law and brother in law Kathy (Carl) Peake of Phelps.

He was predeceased by his wife Linda Kirkwood who died in 2015.