Gene Every


Gene Every of Cornwallville, NY, passed away at home on Sunday, July 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Gene was born on August 16, 1943, the son of the late Victor Every and Madeline (Smith) Every. He grew up in Prattsville, NY, and graduated from Gilboa Conesville Central School in 1961. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1961-1966 where he received training in aviation electronics. Gene was proud of his military service and was a lifelong member of VFW Post 6292 in Stamford, NY, and the Virgil E. Deyo American Legion Post 1327 in Prattsville, NY.

Gene was a man of many talents, having worked after his military service at Ferroxcube in Saugerties, NY, to eventually owning his own TV repair and antenna installation service, driving truck for Miron & Bonded Concrete, and working as an armed security guard at Stiefel Labs in Oak Hill, NY.

Gene is survived by his wife of 39 years Claudia (Armstrong) Every, his daughters Michelle Every, Kimberly Murphy and their mother Joyce (Jaeger) Diamond, Amanda (Chris) Stegner, and Lisa (Kevin) MacNeill. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kristoffer (Kathryn) Berger, Samantha Berger, Blake and Brady Murphy, Cora and Wyatt Stegner, and Emmalyn and Rowan MacNeill. He is also survived by his aunt Mildred (Every) Yerry, sister-in-law Bonnie Every and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his siblings Barry and Dorthy Every.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Friday, July 16th from 4-7 pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A graveside service with Military Honors will be conducted at the Cornwallville Cemetery on Saturday, July 17th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327, PO Box 272, Prattsville, NY 12468. Condolences can be posted at

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