Gustave R. Eklund, of Livingston Manor passed away Tuesday unexpectedly at home at the age of 76.
The son of the late Gustave and Mildred Hubbard Eklund, he was born on December 4, 1935 in Pennellville.
Retiring in 1996 he was a 54 year member of I.B.E.W. Local 1249, East Syracuse. Following retirement Gus operated his own excavating business for many years.
Gus was a big man with a bigger heart that was loved by all that knew him.
Surviving: daughters, Wendy (John) Young of Hubert, NC and Terry (Craig) Robbins of Central Square; companion, Janet Taggart of Livingston Manor; grandchildren, Mandi, Aubrey and Taylor Young; a sister, Margaret Lucas of Pennellville; several nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours are Saturday 2 to 5 p.m. with a 5 p.m. service to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Spring burial will be at Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to I.B.E.W. Local 1249, Disability Fund, P.O. Box 277, E. Syracuse 13057.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.