Eugene R. “Gene” Schwarzott Jr. of Medina NY passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital, after a short illness.
Born on May 19, 1950 in Medina NY, he was the son of the late Eugene R. and Delores (Livingston) Schwarzott Sr.
Gene worked for three years with the Ogan Kidney Saw Mill while he attended and graduated from Lyndonville High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970 during the Vietnam War, serving on the USS CORAL SEA as a Fuelman. Upon returning home, he married the former Marilyn Kidney on August 3, 1974 and together they raised three children. Gene worked at Harrison Radiator for 30 years and retired in 2005. Gene enjoyed NASCAR Truck Racing and along with his wife and family attended several races at Watkins Glen. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. At night, Gene would be seen relaxing in front of the TV with his faithful companion, Hunter on his lap.
Gene is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn, children, Karen (Bob) Smith of Kent NY, Kellie (Randy) Wilcox of Medina NY, Stacy Schwarzott of Medina NY, grandchildren, Cole Wilcox, Anthony Brown, Evan Wilcox, Avery Wilcox, Abigail Brown, Kyleigh Wilcox. siblings, Richard Schwarzott of Medina NY, Michael Schwarzott of Charleston SC, Linda Thuman of Medina NY, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Gene is predeceased by a brother-in-law, Albert Kidney and a grandson, Aydin McConnell.
Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1PM-3PM at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103 where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in the Bates Rd. Cemetery, Medina, with full Military Honors being accorded by members of Butts-Clark American Legion Post #204 and the VFW Lincoln Post #1483.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gene’s name to Orleans County Joint Veterans Council, 13996 Rt. 31 Albion NY 14411.
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Orleans County Joint Veterans Council
13996 Rt. 31, Albion NY 14411