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NACHBAR, Dr. Gary

NACHBAR - Dr. Gary Aged 81 years, of Springville, NY passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He was born on January 3, 1935 to Norman W. and H. Thelma (Weber) Nachbar of Williamsville, NY. Gary graduated from Williamsville High School in 1953. He attended the University of Buffalo, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1957, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1961 followed by a teaching fellowship at the University of Buffalo Dental School. Until his retirement in 1998, he practiced general dentistry in Springville, NY with his motto of "Beautiful Smiles Created Here". Gary married Holly Ruth Britz in 1962 in Buffalo, NY. They moved to Springville in 1964 where they lived happily together for 54 years. Gary enjoyed life and was proud of his children. In addition to his passion for dentistry, he enjoyed jazz music, amateur radio-call sign K2HVR, model and vintage airplanes, and working outdoors. He was an extensive traveler yet was always happy to return home. He was a member of the Springville United Methodist Church, WNY Dental Society, Springville Lions Club, and Field and Stream. He served for many years on the Town of Concord Planning Board, traveled as an assistant leader with Boy Scout Troop 524 both here and abroad, and drove for Meals on Wheels as well. He was a thoughtful man who was always willing to help. Gary is survived by his wife Holly, son Dr. Scott Nachbar, daughter Holly Jean (Dr. Edwin) Heidelberger, grandsons Nathan and Luke, brother Dr. Robert, sisters Audrey Kayser and Nancy Ricketts, and many loving nieces and nephews. Gary's final gift upon passing away was to the University at Buffalo's Anatomical Gift Program at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. A celebration of Gary's life will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 10 AM at Springville United Methodist Church, 474 East Main Street (Rt 39). All are welcome. Memorial donations graciously accepted by Adventure Boy Scout Troop 524, c/o American Legion Post 431, 109 Legion Drive, Springville, NY.

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