Gene was an avid golfer and in his younger years he loved to hunt, fish and snowmobile at the family camp in Old Forge. He worked at Auburn Armature and then at Syracuse Armature until he retired in 2008. He was still actively working after his retirement.
Gene is survived by his children, Melissa Clarke and Dana Dries both of Skaneateles, grandchildren Caden and Dakota Clarke of Skaneateles, his former spouse Bonnie Dries of Skaneateles, brother Richard (Carol) Dries of Florida, Aunt Nancy (Patrick) Cheney-Netti of Auburn, several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and his partner in crime Tracy Dean.
His smile and boisterous laugh will never be forgotten and will be truly missed. He was an animal lover and made time every week to visit his grand-dogs Charlie and Randall and enjoyed the company of his friend’s dog Cassius.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 26th from 10am - 12pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. A military service will be held immediately following at the Owasco Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in Gene's name.
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