Gene E. Guynup, 72, passed away Wednesday August 19, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Plattsburgh on December 15, 1947 son of the late Charles and Ethel (St. Clair) Guynup.
In his younger years Gene’s life was racing, winning track championships at Plattsburgh International and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in 1971. Gene enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards, fishing with his nephews and most of all, family gatherings. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants. Gene worked at various construction jobs, retiring from the Town of Plattsburgh Highway Dept. in 2014.
Left to cherish the memory of Gene is his devoted wife Sharon, daughters Nicole Devins and Chery Salsbury, son Kory Guynup, grandsons Jacob, Justin, Duane, Cody and Dakota, brothers Donald, Bill, Jimmy (Wanda) and twin brother John (Theresa), sister in law Nancy. He also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews. Gene was predeceased by his parents, son Gene Jr., brothers, Charles, Bernard, Lawrence “Peter”, Gerald and sister Elizabeth “Betty”, sister in laws Geraldine, Doris and Muriel.
In accordance with Gene’s wishes there will be no public calling hours or services. A celebration of Gene’s life will be held at a later date.
A special thank you goes out to Hospice of the North Country for the care they provided Gene.
Donations in Gene's memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
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