Auburn- John Gary Rhodes, 86 years passed away surrounded by his loving family, on August 22, 2018 at The Matthew House, Auburn. Gary was born and raised in Auburn, NY. He served on the U.S.S. Achernar as a master machinist in the United States Navy during the Korean War conflict. While vacationing in Florida, He met his wife Janet at the Dania Beach Grill. He was the owner/operator of Rhodes Landscaping Co. for over 50 years in April 2018, operation enduring gratitude and the Knights of Columbus sponsored a trip to visit the Veteran’s War Memorials in Washington, D.C. which he called”…a trip of a lifetime.”
Gary was predeceased by his parents, William G. and Doris A. Rhodes.
Gary is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Janet; their daughter Lori (Gary Pettit); son Steven (Tammy Jo); grandchildren Lucas, Alexandria, Christina, Daniel, Nicole and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William Street, Auburn Saturday September 8, 2018 at 2PM. Brew Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn is in charge of the arrangements.