Gary C. Backman
January 22, 1956 - December 27, 2020
Joseph J. Smith
Mary Petersen
Dee Keller
Brian Mohler Light a candle
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Sunday 1/3, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Funeral Service
Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Sunday 1/3, 4:30 pm
Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Gary’s name to a charity of your choice.

Gary C. Backman of Shenorock, NY passed away December 27, 2020 at the age of 64.  He was born on January 22, 1956 in White Plains, NY, the son of Lloyd and Muriel (Borden) Backman.  In 1977 he married Sharon Nuttall and they were blessed with 2 sons. He grew up in Thornwood and graduated…

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Mary Petersen left a message on January 3, 2021:
I will miss him always and will always remember the true father, brother, friend, family man and especially the great husband that he was to you Sharon. I love you all.
Sean Petersen left a message on January 3, 2021:
Gary was one of the most friendly people I've ever met. I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into Garys family, Gary and Sharon have given me Thanksgiving dinner and countless burgers. He kept me employed through high school. He's taught me an endless amount of mechanical knowledge, life wisdom and built my work ethic. He was tremendously influential to me and I will cherish the memories I was able to share with him forever.
Mary Petersen left a message on January 3, 2021:
I will miss you forever, Rest In Peace my friend.
Phil left a message on December 31, 2020:
It has been hard writing these lines, because I could not find the exact words to describe our relationship and all the feelings involved in it. Somehow, it was easier to just sit and cry. I am going to miss all the jokes and laughter you brought in my life. Sharon put that picture from Highland beach (Sandy Point). Holy Moly! “How did this tree get here?” “Hey, this makes great fire wood” to finally Seafood dinner. I know he is in a better place now, without illness and pain, and I still miss him terribly. Today, I am standing in front of you, our dear friends, and Gary’s loving family and loved ones, reading these words with deep sadness in my heart, but trying to make you all feel honored and special for knowing the amazing person that Gary was. He showed us that no matter how hard life can be, we must all learn from it every day and embrace every moment of it with jokes and laughter. May the Lord continues to Bless your family.
Carol Gardiner left a message on December 30, 2020:
We had such good memories growing up together. We’ll miss his jokes and humor. Sharon was the love of his life as were his boys. Our whole family will miss him. God Bless you Gary. Love your cousins, Laraine, Gail, Carol and Dolores.💜
Dee Keller left a message on December 30, 2020:
Love & great memories.
Eugene Robinson left a message on December 30, 2020:
Will miss a Truly a Good Man and Greatest Best Friend .
Laura McGuire left a message on December 29, 2020:
Gary, I will always remember you as a loving husband and dad. I always adored how much you loved and cherished Sharon. You were a great family man, simple and genuine- teaching your sons by example. In the summers I remember some of your great BBQ skills and in the winter you knew how to keep the fire going. God Bless you in heaven and peace and love to the family. You will be missed.
Steven York left a message on December 29, 2020:
So sorry to hear about Gary ,he was a good guy and will be missed . Our deepest condolences to Sharon and the family...
Linda and Mike McCormick left a message on December 29, 2020:
We are saddened at the loss of Gary from the Backman family. He was so fun to see at so many family gatherings via Facebook with his loving wife Sharon, his best friend and brother Don, and caring sister-in-law Kathy, especially on New Years' Eve!!! We are sending our prayers and love to help comfort you all... With love, Linda and Mike
Brian Mohler left a message on December 28, 2020:
My condolences are with your entire family, Gary you will be greatly missed
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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