Gary Farmer Cause of Death: How Did Stepinac Football Coach Die? Explained
Gary Farmer of Greenburgh, New York, a highly regarded law enforcement official, and Stepinac football coach passed away.
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.
Sunday was one of the most euphoric days in Stepinac Athletics history. It was also one of the saddest.
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… https://t.co/Wh6VZPdLm6 pic.twitter.com/gOSsCePmcC
— Kevin Devaney Jr. (@KDJmedia1) 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.”
We talked as a team and staff last night about the highs and lows of life.
Many of you know Coach Gary Farmer as an assistant football coach here at Stepinac for over the last 10+ years. Well, Gary was more then that – Gary was a mentor, a figure and friend to many. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/ZWMBXfBcbH
— Stepinac Basketball (@step_basketball) March 13, 2023
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.