O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Gary D. Rockwell

Gary D. Rockwell, 69, of Salamanca, NY died Friday evening, November 3, 2017 at Olean General Hospital, following a long illness.

Born August 18, 1948 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Duane and Dolores Sanchez Rockwell. He was married on May 6, 1972 in Salamanca to the former Marilyn L. Armstrong, who survives.

He was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1966 and received an Associate’s Degree from Olean Business Institute.

Mr. Rockwell was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in Vietnam.

He had been employed as a Parts Manager and had worked at several General Motors stores in Williamsburg and West Point, VA for over 25 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to that, he had worked in the construction industry.

He loved NASCAR, especially Jimmy Johnson, the Buffalo Bills, and was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan.

Surviving besides his wife are: a daughter, Mercedes Claire, Salamanca, NY; two grandsons, Darryl Wayne Bray II (Deasia) and Gary Duane and Melinda Bray, both of Salamanca, NY; four great-grandchildren, Darryl Wayne, Jaida Reese, Isaiah Duane, Raylen Rose; a sister, Charlene Rockwell, Georgia..

There will be no visitation.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.