Garry L. Dreher


Garry L. Dreher, 75, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 28, 1943, he was the son of George and Dorothy Dreher.

Garry was a foreman at General Electric, Co in Schenectady for many years. He was an avid fisherman and taught his boys how to fish. He also enjoyed hunting. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and he treasured the time he spent with them.

He was predeceased by his parents George and Dorothy, and his brother George. Garry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gerda and their sons Joe Benoit (Laura) and Jerry Benoit (Pam); grandchildren Dr. Jeremiah Benoit (Jessica), Nicholas Benoit, Aaron Benoit and Amanda Levine (Jake); great grandchildren Carter Benoit, Jonas Benoit, and Rylee VanAlstine; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 11am Wednesday, April 24 at the Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Garry may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

William Meinhold

I worked with Garry and he was my friend . We enjoyed many emails , phone calls and jokes over the years. I just got back from winter in Florida and I got concerned when he didn’t answer my emails. My deepest sympathy to his family that he loved so much.I will miss him.

Eric E. Harrison

Such a sad loss. I will always remember Garry at work always playing joke on everyone nothing bothered him. You will be missed. RIP my friend. Eric

Jeff Stickles

He will be deeply missed on those Autumn weekends at hunting camp. His humor and wisdom on subjects on life and the long talks next to the fire at night will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Our deepest condolences to the family. Jeff and family

Joe Gatzendorfer

Good fireman, good friend, I'll miss running into you around town. RIP my friend.

Michelle & Rob Orzel

Gerda and family:

We are so very saddened to hear this. We always loved his visits, whether he stopped by the house to talk hunting with Rob or if he caught up on all the gossip with Michelle in the grocery store. He always had some words of wisdom for the kids. What a wonderful, kind, fun man. He will be missed by many and certainly by us.
Our deepest condolences.
Rob, Michelle, Rachel and Nick Orzel

Patrick Morrissey - Nine Point Hunting Club

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Gary was a great guy. We will always remember the good times at camp, making vanilla ice cream, and him laying in bed reciting “The Babling Brook”. He will me missed.