A native of Syracuse, he had lived in Fulton for over 30 years. He was manager at Crazy Gator Bar & Grill and former co-owner and operator of the Lock III Restaurant, both in Fulton.
Previously, he was manager at Old Stone Mill in Skaneateles, Bragg’s Cafe in Syracuse and Valle’s Steakhouse in Washington, D.C.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971 where he learned his restaurant management skills.
He was predeceased by his father, Harry Naylor, who died July 26, 2012.
Surviving are his mother, Georgine (Daigle) Naylor of Clay; a sister, Carol (Marc Gaiger) Bell of Pittsford; a brother, Richard (Diane) Naylor of Syracuse; five nieces and nephews; an aunt and a uncle; and several cousins.
Vigil services were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton with military honors. Calling hours were also held Thursday at the funeral home.
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