Saratoga Springs – The family of Sean T. Gailor, 27, regret to announce the unexpected death of their son and brother who passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 at his home in Austin, Texas.
Sean was born on June 17, 1986 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y; the son of Michael V. Gailor and Karen Bosley Stehlin. A 2004 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Sean continued his education at Hudson Valley Community College and later earned his Bachelor Degree from Suny Albany.
Sean joined the Army National Guard in 2009 and served in Iraq. After serving in Iraq he was stationed at West Point with the Warrior Transition Unit and often spoke about his fellow soldiers there.
He worked part time doing odd jobs while attending college full time and earning his degree.
He was a loving son, who enjoyed basketball, football and spending time with family and friends. Sean loved his dog Roxy and his late childhood dog he grew up with Harley. Sean loved to travel and live life by the seat of his pants always looking for a new adventure. He was a kind hearted young man with a big smile, always there to help a friend in need. A great son and brother who loved all his family he will be greatly missed.
Sean is survived by his Mother Karen Stehlin (Robert), Father Michael V. Gailor (Mary Williams), brother’s: Michael Gailor, stepsister: Renee Stehlin, stepbrothers: Brad Stehlin, James Williams, Derek Williams, Grandparents: Eileen Cormie Gailor, Catherine Bosley (Thomas), Aunts: Gerri Arpey (John), Julie Gailor, Donna Myers (Joe), Uncles: Ernest Gailor (Gail), Steven Gailor, Peter Gailor, Tom Bosley (Mary), John Bosley, Patrick Bosley (Lorraine), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sean is predeceased by his grandfather Ernest N. Gailor.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Sean’s fellow soldier and good friend Staff Sgt. Dominguez of the US Army Military Funeral Program as well as all those who have assisted him in providing the services for Sean’s burial at St Peter’s Cemetery.
Friends and family may call on Sunday June 1, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion).
A Mass with Christian Burial in honor of Sean’s life will be held on Monday June 2, 2014, 11 a.m., at St Clements Church, 231 Lake Ave., with Rev. Paul Borowski C.Ss.R. officiating.
Interment following services at St. Peter’s cemetery.
Online condolences can be made online at www.CompassionateFuneralCare.com.