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Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180

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THOMAS J. GAYNOR – Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony

January 14, 2019




Thomas J. Gaynor was born on August 29, 1922 in Troy, New York to the late Peter and Julia Hannan Gaynor.  Thomas was the brother of Ann Maloney, Elizabeth Gaynor, Robert Gaynor and the late James Gaynor, Catherine Gaynor and Frances Saracini.

Thomas was a graduate of Troy High School and Sage College evening division, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Thomas enlisted in the United States Army on February 18, 1943 during World War II in Albany, New York.  He served in the Pacific Theater and as a Surgical Tech.  Thomas was the proud recipient of the WWII Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  Thomas was honorably discharged on February 20, 1946.

On February 7, 1953, Thomas married his wife the late Ruth Ryan Gaynor.  Thomas was the father of Thomas Gaynor, Jr., Ruth Minahan, Patricia Renna, Mary DeFiglio, Annette LaBarge and the late Rosemary Gaynor.  Thomas is also survived by eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas was a supervisor for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Inspection Unit in Albany for 15 years, retiring in 1987.  He then worked part-time at Broadway News in Troy for several years.

Thomas was a life member of the Watervliet VFW, a past commander and 30-year member of the Troy VFW Post #469 and a member of the Patroon Club.  Thomas was also the Democratic Party Committeeman in the 13th ward of the City of Troy.


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