Eugene J. Derefinko, 81, Chaumont

CHAUMONT, NY — Eugene J. Derefinko, 81, of Old Town Springs Road, Chaumont, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Chaumont.

Eugene was born on Oct. 26, 1938, to the late Joseph and Olga (Kiebala) Derefinko. After high school Eugene served in the United States Air Force.

After his service Eugene became a math teacher for the Lyme Central School District.

Eugene was a very talented Pianist. He also enjoyed playing golf, as well as playing Quick Draw and gambling. Eugene also was a part of many school activities such as the math club, chess club, and golf club.

Surviving are his siblings, Sonia (Frederick) Handt, Fresno, CA, Jenny Abbott, Hampton, NH, and Victor (Jeanne) Derefinko, Brockport, NY; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Eugene was predeceased by his parents.

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