Roland S. Gay, 91, formerly of Homer, NY and Kattelville Road, Binghamton passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Binghamton, NY. He was born March 7, 1921 in McGraw, NY, the son of the late, Leon and Rena Coates Gay. Roland was a 1939 graduate of McGraw High School and continued his studies at Syracuse University, where he studied drafting. Roland had been a resident for more than 30 years of Homer Gulf, prior to relocating to Binghamton in 1980. Mr. Gay retired in 1986 from Link Aviation after more than 20 years of service. He also was an independent drafting contractor to many industries in the Cortland and Syracuse areas for many years. Surviving are two sons, Gary S. Gay of Unadilla, NY and Gordon A. and his wife, Ellen Pepper Gay of Bainbridge, NY; two grandchildren, Lisa Gay and her fiancé; Chris Wilt of Shreveport, LA and Landon Gay of Johnson City, NY; a great granddaughter, Alexandra Johnson and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma Jean VanSickle Gay in 2007, a brother; Russell Gay in 1997 and a sister; Elaine Russell in 1998. Memorial services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Mr. Gay's name may be directed to the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, 153 Court St., Binghamton, NY 13901. Memorial condolences for the family may be left at