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OWASCO — Gerald (Gerry) A. Eaton, 77 years old, husband of Lesta A. (Porter) Eaton, passed away Feb. 26, 2018 at Auburn Community Hospital. He was a resident of the town of Owasco, Cayuga County, N.Y.

Gerry was born June 2, 1940, and was the eldest child of the late Alton M. Eaton and Anne V. (Kreger) Eaton. Originally from the Cato/Victory area, Gerry had lived in the Auburn area for more than 50 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Cato-Meridian Central School, and attended Rochester Institute of Technology.

Gerry was employed by Auburn Memorial Hospital as an ambulance driver for 15 years, and thereafter worked as a security guard at numerous locations. He enjoyed bingo, old time radio and television shows. Prior to failing health, he liked taking family trips and participating in bus trips. Gerry and Lesta celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, 2017.

Surviving Gerry is his wife, Lesta (Porter) Eaton; their son, David J. Eaton, both of Auburn; and his brother, Lawrence Eaton, of the town of Conquest, N.Y.

He was predeceased by his sister, Linda (Eaton) Cain, in 2001.

Following Gerry’s request, there will be no calling hours and the funeral service will be private.

The omission of flowers is appreciated. However, anyone wishing to donate in Gerry’s memory can send contributions to the Owasco Volunteer Fire Department, 7174 Owasco Road, Auburn, NY 13021.

Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn, NY 13021.

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