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Gary Joseph Weinreber, 71, Wellsville


Gary Joseph Weinreber, 71, of Lee Place passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Bath VA Care Center. He was born in Buffalo, NY on May 14, 1951 the son of the late Carl James and Mary Elizabeth (Armstrong) Weinreber. On March 12, 1988 in Marge Ackerman’s home in Wellsville, he married his loving wife of 34 years, Sandra Lee Baldwin, who survives.

Gary was born and raised in the Buffalo area and attended West Seneca West High School. Upon his 18th birthday, he was drafted by the US Army and proudly served with the 101st Airborne division in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he worked for W.W. Sheet Metal & Construction with his brother Mark. Gary found his career with the Railroad, employed by Morrison-Knudsen Corporation starting in 1991, and lived all across the United States during his employment – especially in San Francisco. He retired in 2001. Beyond his career, he loved fishing, boating, camping, and the great outdoors in general. He was a very private and quiet man, but was a very loving, caring, and devoted husband, Sandra’s best friend ever. His favorite saying to his “Buddy” was “Side by each together through thick and thin”.

In addition to his wife, Sandra, he is survived by: siblings, Gail (Tom) Reese, Nancy (Tom) Haentges, Kim (Jamie) Weinreber-Johnson, Sue (John) Mitrision, and Craig (Debbie) Weinreber; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: a brother, Mark Weinreber; and nephew, Shane Weinreber.

At this time, services are being planned for late Spring/early Summer of this year. A committal with full military honors will take place at that time. Please consider memorial donations to the Shriners Burn Center, 1645 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505. To leave online condolences please visit 

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