Casey Lyons Gell of Cold Spring, passed away on April 5, 2018. He was 23.
Born on January 22, 1995, in New York City, he was the son of Richard Gell and Kimball Lyons. He grew up in Garrison where he attended the Garrison School. In high school he completedthe New Visions Environmental Science and Sustainability Program at Teatown Lake Reservation in Croton, the Urban Forestry Program in Yorktown, and an internship at Constitution Marsh. He graduated from Haldane High School in 2013. He attended Ithaca College for 2 years.
Casey loved the outdoors, and the Hudson Valley. He was a social person who enjoyed the physicality and camaraderie of sports, playing throughout his school years and on the varsity lacrosse and soccer teams at Haldane. He was an avid skier and snowboarder, and hiked an Andean Pass, arriving in Machu Pichu.
Casey spent years in food service, most notably with Fresh Company at the Storm King Art Center Café and many local weddings and events.
His greatest joy was being with his network of friends and family, who loved him as he loved them – including numerous summers in Fire Island, Thanksgivings in Puerto Rico with extended family and visits to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
He is survived by his parents Rick and Kimball, brothers, Devin Gell and Hudson Gell, by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Gelland numerous cousins.
A celebration of Casey’s life was held on Earls Pond where Casey grew up with his family and experienced many of his happiest moments.
Casey was outgoing, hardworking, sincere, loving and a giver who brought joy to everyone he touched.
Funeral services were held privately under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring.