Gary J. Herzog of Aquebogue died at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care on Oct. 7, 2017. He was 65 years old.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1951 in Greenport to Albert and Helen (McCaffrey) Herzog.
He was a graduate of Greenport High School in 1970 and attended Wesley College and The College at Brockport, State University of New York, graduating in 1974 with a degree in teaching physical education. He worked at several North Fork Schools before becoming a driver for Pepsi Cola products. He drove for many years delivering propane and fuel oil as well.
He was a member of the Riverhead Elks Lodge. In his spare time, he enjoyed all sports, especially softball, bowling, golf and racing his lawnmower. He also took pleasure in watching NASCAR and having fun with his family.
Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife Susan of Aquebogue, his son Geoff (Addie) of Coram, his brother Richard, his sister Joy Rempe and his grandson Keegan.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home.
The family requests that if flowers are sent, potted perennials be chosen so that they may continue to remember Gary’s presence among them as the flowers rebloom each year.