Gary Farmer dies at 58, Longtime assistant football coach cause of death and obituary

Gary Farmer


Gary Farmer of Greenburgh, New York, a highly regarded law enforcement official, and Stepinac football coach passed away. Let’s see how did Gary die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Gary Farmer die?

Gary Farmer of Greenburgh, New York, a well-respected law enforcement officer, and Stepinac Football Coach died on Sunday, March 12, 2023, leaving family, closer relatives, and other loved ones in complete shock and sadness.

He was a retired police officer from Greenburgh and worked at Mamaroneck, Ossining and Stepinac. His family and friends were devastated by his loss. We are sending our love and prayers to Gary‘s family. 

This sad news was announced by The Director of Athletics & Head Football Coach Stepinac HS at Archbishop Stepinac High School; Michael O’Donnell on Monday, March 13, 2023.

Who was Gary Farmer?

Gary Farmer served as a coach for Stepinac footabll team. Gary, a retired Greenburgh police officer, served in a variety of roles at Mamaroneck, Ossining & Stepinac.

He was a Big Supporter of the Harlem Jets program and over the past years. Gary was a supporter and a member of WHLEA He was a passionate Pittsburg Steelers Fan and a mentor to many kids in sports.

He was described as a lovable guy and Stepinac football community members will miss him dearly.

What happened to Gary?

Gary Farmer, a longtime assistant football coach Gary Farmer passed away shortly after the match at St. John’s University. He was 58.

His sudden demise has shocked everyone who knew him. Tributes flooded social media after his demise news broke out.

Archbishop Stepinac High School has paid its tribute to the coach, saying,

“It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Coach Gary Farmer. Coach Farmer was a member of Stepinac’s Football Program.

Coach Farmer was one of the people who understood the significance and importance of his work with young people. He wanted the best for his players and wanted to see them develop and grow, win or lose. He was a role model. He will be missed.

We pray for the repose of his soul and for God’s mercy and care for his family and loved ones during this time of grief.

Rest In Peace, Coach.”

Gary Farmer cause of death:

The loss of Gary has saddened the family, who are now in mourning and pain. Gary tragically passed away following a sudden medical emergency after the Crusaders’ victory over Cardinal Hayes in the CHSAA Basketball City Championship match that took place on Sunday.

Farmer was a member of the Stepinac security staff for Sunday’s game, as he has been all postseason. He became severely ill during the postgame ceremony on the court.

The Stepinac staff immediately transported him to a nearby hospital. Unexpectedly, he passed away after some time.

Farmer, a graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School and a former cop with the Greenburgh Police Department, has worked in security at Ossining High School for several years in addition to the endless hours he spent at Stepinac for more than ten years.

Tributes to Gary Farmer:

Whlea Westchester posted,

We lost another great man this weekend, Gary Farmer was a supporter and member of WHLEA, retired from the Greenburgh Police Department, a passionate Pittsburg Steelers Fan and a mentor to many kids in sports. Our condolences to Gary’s family, may he Rest In Peace.

Tim Carroll posted,

I am so sorry to hear the sad news about my friend Gary Farmer being called to heaven today. Many prays to Garys family.

Ossining Soccer posted,

This still doesn’t feel real, RIP Mr.Farmer! You will be missed every single day at OHS. “Longtime assistant football coach Gary Farmer passed away shortly after the Crusaders’ CHSAA Basketball City Championship game victory over Cardinal Hayes at St. John’s University. Farmer was 58.

Alesia Blackwell posted,

We just said goodbye to my cousin Riley Farmer now we have to say goodbye Gary Farmer. This is just too much. RIP Cousins.

Jamel Wright posted,

Our friend and Stepinac Coach Gary Farmer was called home yesterday . Gary H Farmer was a Big Supporter of the Harlem Jets program and over the last few years he played a crucial role in educating our kids on what made Stepinac special, which in turn helped a lot of Jets kids make the decision to be a Crusader. He always found time to come to Harlem and spend time supporting with something as small as buying food from the concessions stand or as big as giving advice and helping with our kids. It didn’t go unnoticed. We lost a good one yesterday! Please keep Gary and his family in your prayers.

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