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Gerald L. Eaton

Home: Corning, New York
Date of Death: September 24, 2017
Age: 80
Birthplace: Corning, New York
Birthdate: February 10, 1937
Visit Date: At the convenience of the family.

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Gerald L. Eaton

Corning, NY - Gerald L. Eaton, 80, of Corning, NY, passed away Monday, September 24, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 10, 1937 in Corning, NY, the son of Leroy and Claudia (Wright) Eaton. He graduated from Northside High School and later earned his bachelor’s degree from Elmira College. He was a veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Army.  

Gerald married Mabel Ann (Peterson) Eaton in July of 1960 and they spent 55 sentimental years together.

He was retired from the City of Corning DPW where he was employed for over 20 years.

Gerald was a member of the American Legion.

Gerald has lived a great life. He was a generous husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Family was everything to him. He had a vast interest in history and antiques that he loved to share. His cheerful whistling and comical wit will be missed by all.

He is survived by his Children, Gerald (Pam) Eaton of Ithaca, Daniel (Joy) Eaton of Savona, Gregory Eaton of Corning, Margaret (Robert) Amrhein of Corning, David Eaton of Corning, James Eaton of Corning; Grandchildren, Brett (Mara) Eaton, Jesse Eaton, Nicholas Eaton, Stephanie Eaton, Silsila Romance, Genevieve (Peter) Povoski, Robert Amrhein and Shawn Palmer; Great Grandchildren, Mariah, Kristian, Reese, Ada, Allen Jr. and Joshua Jr.; several Nieces and Nephews.  

Gerald was predeceased by his wife Mabel Ann Eaton, his parents, sister Natalie Gehl, and brother Larry Eaton.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

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