|Date of Birth||December 30, 1929|
|Date Deceased||March 18, 2022|
|Service Date||March 26, 2022|
|Service Time||11:00 a.m.|
|Service Location||Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, Hammondsport|
|Interment Location||Glenview Cemetery|
Junior C. Gibson
PULTENEY – Junior C. Gibson, 92, of Pulteney, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Friday (March 18, 2022).
Born in Pulteney, N.Y. on December 30, 1929, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Cole) Gibson.
A graduate of Prattsburgh Central Schools he was a lifelong resident of Pulteney.
On November 25, 1948, he married Geraldine Preston, at the home of her parents on Neils Creek Road in Avoca. They then proceeded to have two sons and two daughters.
Throughout the years he was employed as a farmer, with the Town of Pulteney Highway Department, the Steuben County Highway Department, and ultimately retiring from the N.Y. State Department of Transportation in 1991. After retiring he continued with his passion of being an owner-operator of his vineyard.
He was a former firefighter with the Pulteney Fire Department for 64 years, where he was honored with receiving the Fireman of the year award. He also was a member of the Masons.
His hobbies included bowling, mowing the lawn, casino trips, playing euchre, and his morning trips to Keuka Corners, in Branchport, to visit with the guys and staff.
His loving family include his four children, Edward, Terry, Vicki, and Sherri; three grandchildren Samantha, Chris, and Stephanie; four great-grandchildren Jacob, Parker, Dominique, and Hunter; one great-great-grandchild Layana; one sister-in-law, Elaine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by both parents Edward and Dorothy; his loving wife Geraldine; grandson Donald Cole Howe; siblings Joyce Gibson, Joan Putnam, Janice McAllister, and Jerry Gibson.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday (March 25, 2022) at the Bishop & DeSanto (formerly LaMarche) Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport where a funeral and committal service will be held Saturday (March 26, 2022) at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. David S. Barnard officiating. A celebration of life luncheon will take place Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Pulteney Volunteer Fire Department, 8891 Brown Road, Pulteney, NY 14874.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Pulteney Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 33, Pulteney, N.Y. 14874 or the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yann, N.Y. 14527. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
The Bishop & DeSanto (formerly LaMarche) Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport is honored to assist Junior’s family with the arrangements.
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