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Gary M. Cecce

January 14, 1966 - October 22, 2021


Bath, New York

Date of Death:

October 22, 2021



Birth Date:

January 14, 1966

Birth Place:

San Jose, California

Service Information:

Friday, November 5, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at the American Legion, 45 Olcott Road, Big Flats, New York



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Gary M. Cecce

Gary Michael Cecce, 55, of Bath, NY, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, October 22, 2021 surrounded by family. 

Gary was born on January 14, 1966 in San Jose, California to parents Albert and Georgia (Smith) Cecce. He moved back to NY with his family in the fall of 1971 and graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1984. Gary worked for Toshiba for 20 years, and most recently for Corning Inc. Gary was a devoted family man, who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He and his loving wife, Brandy, enjoyed going on road trips whenever possible, usually to get a lobster roll or another special food. He was also a lifelong Raiders fan, and was recently able to attend a game with his family and helped cheer them to victory. Gary enjoyed cooking classic Italian family recipes, and would always make pounds and pounds of cavatelli for Christmas dinner. Gary loved a variety of activities such as softball, scuba diving, bowling, trivia, darts and hiking. Gary also enjoyed taking long bike rides every weekend with whomever was up for the challenge. Most importantly, whatever Gary was doing, he loved doing it with his family and friends. 

Gary is survived by his loving family; wife, Brandy (Washburn); daughters, Joanna (Jeremy) Wilkinson, Caitlin (Michael Smith) Cecce, and Alysia Cecce; step-children, Brooke (Jared) Gill and Bradley Baker; grandchildren, Charlie, Nahla, Jordyn, Braelynn, Kendell, Rylee and another granddaughter on the way; brother, Anthony (Christina), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Darci. 

A Celebration of life will be held on November 5th, 2021 at the American Legion, 45 Olcott Rd, Big Flats from 4pm-7pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Falck Cancer Center or Keuka Comfort Care Home.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Gary’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Bill & Holly Jackson
I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man. Thinking of you Brandy, Joanna, Caitlin, Alysia, Brad & Brooke.

From: Bonnie Cecce
I am sorry for your loss. 
Sending Prayers, And I feel that if I can do anything for the family just give me a call 607-725-4129

From: Doug Washburn and Vicki Hanson
Sending thoughts of love to your family in hopes you can find  some comfort during your loss.

From: Janet Berman Longwell
My family and I have known Gary for almost 40 years.  He was my brother Paul's best friend in high school and we have remained friends ever since.  He was a fixture at my family's house when he and my brother were in HS and beyond. We played softball together for many years in the mixed league at Tags. Gary was a part of our lives and though we haven't been in touch recently, I still considered him one of my very good friends and have many memories of our fun together.  I was so shocked and saddened by his passing.  Gary was a kind person; he was quiet but always up for having fun.  Please accept my deepest sympathies.  I will always remember Gary.
Janet Berman Longwell

From: Jack & Christine Brooks
Sending warmest condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time for each of you. We knew Gary through his parents Al & Georgia from the Horseheads Loyal Order of Moose. 
May your treasured memories bring you much peace.
Jack & Christine

From: Keith A Hoover
My sincerest condolences to Gary's wife, family and friends. I worked with Gary for several years at Corning and he was a great guy! Truly enjoyed working with him and he was always super helpful to me learning the ropes in a new department. He will me missed!
-Keith Hoover

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