Friendship, NY - Gregory F. Bessette, 60, of 7777 Searles Road passed away at home on Friday, March 23, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born December 24, 1957 in Cuba, the son of Howard and Barbara (Stark) Bessette.
Greg was a 1977 graduate of the Belmont Central High School. While in High School he worked for the former Felix's Motors in Belmont, and upon graduating he entered the US Navy. He proudly served his country until his discharge in 1980. While in the service he attended Old Dominion University and holds three degrees from Alfred State College in the Automotive Trades. After graduating from Alfred he began a career in selling automotive parts in Wellsville and later in Jamestown. He retired from Advanced Auto Parts as a Supervising Manager after 20 years of service at various locations. He enjoyed camping with his friends and competing with the atlatl and doing flint knapping. Most of all he loved being surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and making everyone laugh.
He is survived by his loving companion, Linda Brundage, his mother, Barbara Cronk; his children, Elizabeth (Paul) Dimpfl, Suzzanah Bessette, Jennifer Jimmerson, Karen Finnemore, and Donald Brundage; his brothers and sisters, Beverly (Howard) Costley, Michael Bessette, James (Adenia) Bessette, Charles (Valerie) Bessette, Joseph (Lisa) Bessette, Mike (Jodi) Cronk, Melissa (Mike) Belden, Julie (Kevin) Borden, and Karen (Brett) Comstock; nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, his dog Baxter, and Clem his goat. He was predeceased by his father, Howard and his step father, Robert Cronk.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. Burial with military honors will follow the visitation at Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. There will be a reception at the American Legion Post 808 in Belmont following the burial. Please consider memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com