Gerald R. Quencer

January 3, 2013

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Gerald R. Quencer, 76, formerly of Sackets Harbor, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Samaritan Keep Home.

Born the son of Albert and Alberta Quencer, he attended Brownville High School 

Mr. Quencer worked for the Town of Adams, was a mechanic, heavy equipment operator, and retired from Frinks Snowplow May 2003. He was also a self-employed handyman for several years.

He married Diane Henderson on Oct. 27, 1984, in Henderson, N.Y. 

He is survived by his wife, Diane, two sons: Ronald (Lesa) Quencer, Adams, and Robert (Pam) Quencer, Fla.; three step-daughters, Robin Alvarez, Mich., Tammy Austin, Ark., Terry Wheeler, Watertown; a stepson Richard Haven, Fla.; a sister, Mildred Pisarski, Barnes Corners; five granddaughters; two grandsons and twin great-grandsons.

He was a member of the United Aerospace Machinist Union.

Mr. Quencer enjoyed carpentry, racing- owned and raced his own stock car for many years, playing cards, family, friends and tending his garden.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. 

Donations may be made to the 6th Floor activities fund at Samaritan Keep Home in lieu of flowers.

Information provided by Johnson Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.