BYRON - Gene C. Austin, 64, of Byron, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia.
Gene was born August 8, 1954, in Batavia, a son of the late Percy and Dorothy (Hart) Austin.
He was a Overhead Crane Operator for Alstom, Rochester, before retiring in 2018. Gene was a member of the Byron Presbyterian Church, enjoyed car racing at Lime Rock Speedway, Camping and was a great NASCAR fan. He was a former Boy Scout Leader.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki L.(Barnard) Austin, whom he married January 31, 1975; a daughter, Stacey J. Austin (Christopher Reynolds) of Attica; 2 sons, James C. (Aimee) Austin of South Byron and Joseph A. Austin (Erin Shaughnessy) of Batavia;, 3 grandchildren, Jasmine Coveny of Batavia, Austin Coveny of Attica and Evan Austin of South Byron; 4 siblings, David (Sandy) Austin of Medina, Donna (Norbert) Barber of Batavia Harold Austin (Marcia Lambert) of Byron and Howard (Helen) Austin of Batavia and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 pm at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia where services will immediately follow at 5 pm. Private Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene's memory may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Batavia, NY 14020.