Gary H. Dyke, 52, of Danbury, died Oct. 31, 2010, at his home following a two-year battle with cancer. His family was by his side.

Mr. Dyke was born March 12, 1958, in Norwalk, son of the late George C. Dyke and Edith (McElwee) Dyke of Woodbury.

He grew up in Ridgefield, graduating from Ridgefield High School in 1977 and Denver Automotive & Diesel College in Denver in 1979.

Mr. Dyke was employed as an automotive technician. He had worked for Wilton Chevrolet, Erhardt Chevrolet, Saturn of Danbury and White Plains N.Y., and Robert Buick. Most recently he was employed by West Chevrolet of Woodbury.

Mr. Dyke's interests included camping with his children and auto racing.

Most recently, he was the assistant crew chief for the TSR Motorsports Top Dragster of Southbury.

He was active in his son's Boy Scout Troop Nos. 22 and 24 and his daughter's Girl Scout Troop No. 805 in Danbury.

Mr. Dyke was a supporter of the Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation program, through which he rescued a greyhound.

Mr. Dyke is survived by his children, Gary D. Dyke and Amanda R. Dyke, of Danbury; a brother, George C. Dyke, and his wife, Pat, of New Milford; two sisters, Jean (Dyke) McDevitt, and her husband, Stephen, of Woodbury, and Gale (Dyke) Foote, and her husband, Bill, of Weybridge Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.

The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere is in charge of arrangements.

Burial services will be held today (Friday) at 11 a.m. in New North Cemetery on Washington Avenue in Woodbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.