Mr. Gary R. Darling, 70, of Gloversville, passed away December 20, following a long illness. He was born May 28, 1942, in Gloversville, son of the late Richard C. and Evelyn Fisher Darling. Mr. Darling was educated in Gloversville schools and served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Early in his life, Gary worked in the family business, R.C. Darling Movers.
A machine operator most of his life, Gary worked for the Taylor Corp. in Johnstown for a time, but spent most of his career with Fiber Conversion, before retiring.
Gary enjoyed camping and cars, whether model cars or car shows, he was always excited. He especially liked NASCAR and Jeff Gordon. His first wife, Anna E. Bruse Darling, predeceased him in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Collins Darling of Gloversville, whom he married in 1994. Gary is survived by a daughter, Rebecca L. Sweet (Don) of Broadalbin; sisters, Carol Cramer of Gloversville, Janet Austin of Fonda and Patricia Van Slyke of Gloversville; and a brother, Wayne Darling (Maureen) of Georgia. Gary also leaves a grandson, Ryan Sweet; stepdaughters, Alice Steele (Lee) of Ballston Spa, Amanda Teeling (Ean) of Lake Luzerne, Sharon Ofiara (Skip) and Bonnie Fox (Alan), both of Amsterdam. Surviving stepsons include Douglas Teeling (Ed) of Schenectady, Duane Teeling (Millie), Kenneth Teeling (Melissa) and Timothy Husvar (Maxine), all of Gloversville; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Joan Walker; and brothers, Ed, Roy, Carl, Jack and Rick Darling.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at Jefford's & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St., Broadalbin, with Reverend David Almleaf officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Union Mills Cemetery, Broadalbin in the spring. Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.