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Gary William Traister

February 3, 1940 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Gary W. Traister, 83, passed away on January 25th, 2024. He was a devoted husband, father, stepfather and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Heidi LeCount Traister; son Brian Traister of Seymour; daughters Heather Traister Syombathy of Shelton and Kelley Traister (John Rais) of Philadelphia; stepdaughter Kara Watson Wanzer (Jonathan) of Sandy Hook; stepson, Bryan Watson (Jessica) of Southbury; sister Marilyn Hoebel (Bill); brother Don Traister (Gail); sister in-law Sally LeCount Hoyt (Gregory); brother in-law, Vernon LeCount Jr. (Helga);  grandchildren Ella Roe and Cole Wanzer, Chase and Taylor Syombathy, Quinn and Mae Watson, as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Larry (Barbara) and John (Lyn) Traister; sister in-law Judith LeCount Sauer (Henry);  mother in-law, Irmgard LeCount and his father in-law Vernon LeCount Sr.  

Born in Brookville, Pennsylvania to the late Milo and Ruth Traister, Gary served in the Air National Guard as a young adult before settling in Bethel, Connecticut and later retired to Southbury.

Gary loved his family more than anything. He was a kind and gentle soul, but loved life and all the adventure this world had to offer. He always put others before himself and never asked for anything in return. Gary was a light in this world and a rock to his family. Anyone who was lucky enough to know him, was better for it. Gary left a tremendous and loving mark in this world and will be missed more than words can describe.

A memorial service in Gary's honor will be held on Thursday, Febuary 1, 2024 at 1pm at the Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Rd. Brookfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that a donation in Gary’s name be made to Stand Up To Cancer, P.O. Box 843721, Los Angeles CA 90084-3721, or online at https://standuptocancer.org/donate.

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Memorial Service
February 1, 2024

1:00 PM
Brookfield Congregational Church
160 Whisconier Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804


Stand Up To Cancer
P.O. Box 843721, Los Angeles CA 90084-3721
Web: https://standuptocancer.org/donate/


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