Gary William Senyo, age 62, of Union City, died unexpectedly at UPMC Hamot on Friday, May 8, 2015. Born in Erie on March 26, 1953, he was a son of the late William and Betty Dingfelder Senyo.
Gary was a well-known educator who taught math and computer science in the Union City School District for over 30 years. He enjoyed many sports and over the years coached wrestling, football, track, and cross country at McDowell and Union City High Schools, as well as Penn State Behrend. As a strong advocate for children in the public schools, Gary was active in PSEA serving at different levels including past president of the Northwest Region PSEA, and current Secretary/Treasurer of the Northwest PSEA-Retired.
Gary had many interests including traveling, riding motorcycles, and learning all he could about the Civil War. He had a great number of friends, many of whom were former students, who will remember him as a practical joker and storyteller who always wore a smile.
Preceding him in death was an infant sister, Patricia Senyo, and two half-brothers, Marvin Lewis and Donald Larkin.
Family members include his step-father, Alvin Landers of Waterford; a brother, William Casey Senyo of Wattsburg; and his close friend and companion, Becky Lynn Travis of Edinboro.
Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Union City Area Education Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Union City High School.