Garry R. Tygert

Garry R. Tygert, age 56, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at his residence.

He was born on September 21, 1962, in Schenectady, a son of the late Clifford and Vivian Tygert.

Garry grew up in Amsterdam, and a class of 1980 graduate of Amsterdam High School. He was employed as a porter at the Pattersonville Rest Area for over 26 years.

He enjoyed watching Chicago Bears Football, New York Yankees Baseball and wrestling. Garry tried attending one Yankees game at the stadium every season.

Garry is survived by his companion, Diane Cook; brothers and sisters, David Tygert, John Tygert, Kenneth Keller, Carlton Tygert, Elizabeth Close and Suzanne Womack; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Wieszchowski and Nancy McDonald; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Garry’s parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Sheryl Schotts Tygert.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. this evening, Friday, February 8, 2019, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.

Visitation for family and friends will be prior to the service today, Friday, February 8, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Garry’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, New York 12110.

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By Josh Bovee

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