REDWOOD, NY – Eugene A. Catlin, 88, passed away early Sunday morning, March 15, 2020, in Bartow, Florida, under the care of his daughter, Margo, and Hospice.
He was born December 9, 1931, in Chateaugay, NY, a son of Floyd and Mary Martin Catlin. He graduated from Alexandria Bay High School and then volunteered to serve his country as a Marine in the Korean War. After returning home he continued his education at Syracuse University. While there he was also a member of the university’s boxing team.
He married Jacqueline Pierce on April 1, 1956, in Alexandria Bay. They spent many wonderful years together, until her death on April 12, 2018.
Eugene was an art teacher for the Geneva City School District.
Later he and Jackie owned and operated both the Dreamland Motel in Malone, NY and the Comether Motel in West Webster, NY. He also owned and instructed at the Franklin County Boxing Club, in Malone, NY. He spent many summers as a tour boat captain on the Saint Lawrence River. He loved spending time on the water and painting many of his favorite river scenes.
Eugene is survived by four children, Debra Heroux and husband Michael of Woodway, TX, Margo Elaine Carter and husband Daniel of Bartow, FL, Kenneth Catlin of LaFargeville, NY, Blake Catlin and wife Amy of Brewerton, NY. Also three siblings; brothers, Roger, Joe and his sister Eileen Carson and husband Bob. He also has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Gene will be remembered for his quirky sense of humor and impassioned stubbornness.
Memorial Services will be held in the summer of 2020. Donations in Eugene’s name could be made to the Redwood Fire Station in appreciation of their great service to the community.
Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.
Online condolences may be made at costellofuneralservice.com