Obituary of Gary W. Miguel
Gary W. Miguel, 69, of Marcellus NY, passed away on January 1, 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer. Gary was born on November 7, 1951 to Manuel and Claire Miguel in Syracuse NY. He is survived by wife, Kathleen, daughter, Kristen (Ty Howington), granddaughter, Mya, sister, Natalie Kinsella (Jack), and brother Mike Miguel (Betty).
After graduating from Solvay High School in 1969, he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. For 36 years, Gary was honored to serve the Syracuse community as a police officer. He valued working alongside many dedicated men and women on the force and building relationships with members of the community. Gary ended his career as the Chief of Police.
Gary and Kathy met in grammar school and dated throughout high school and college; they wed in 1974. Their marriage was a bond of love, respect, and friendship. All close friends and family referred to them as true soulmates.
Gary loved being outside whether it was working around the house, detailing his classic cars, vacationing in the Adirondacks with his family, or playing a round of golf with friends. Gary always said it was the simple pleasures of life, his family, and friends that he enjoyed and valued the most. Anyone who knew Gary recognized that he was the most loving and devoted father and husband a family could ask for.
He will be greatly missed and most remembered for his genuine compassion and respect for anyone who happened to cross his path.
Due to the pandemic, there will not be any services.