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Daily Item Obituaries

January 6, 2014

Edna “Irene” Gaston, 90, Annapolis, Md.

— ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Edna “Irene” Gaston, 90, a resident of Ginger Cove in Annapolis, since June 2012, died on Dec. 30, 2013, from complications of dementia.

Irene was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Muncy, a daughter of the late Letha and Edward Budman and was sister to Glenn Budman (deceased) and Edward Budman, of Hughesville, Pa. Prior to moving to Annapolis, she and husband John were residents of Allegany, N.Y. for more than 55 years.

After graduation from Hughesville High School, Irene served as a Ship’s Cook First Class in the Coast Guard from 1944 to 1946 and later, after completion of her military service, worked at the Weldon Pajama factory in Hughesville. During that time, she met beloved husband John, of Turbotville, Pa., and they married on Aug. 15, 1950.

Throughout her life, Irene was an avid cook and baker. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing and was always involved in church and community activities. Most recently, prior to coming to Annapolis, she enjoyed hosting the Sunshine Club, a group of ladies from the Lutheran church dedicated to helping out community members in need.

John and Irene spent their early married life in Turbotville and then moved to Allegany in 1956. Here, their family grew to include son, John E. Gaston and his wife, Ellen, of Annapolis, two daughters, Barbara J. Wright (deceased), and Bonny E. Gaston, of Alexandria, Va. Irene is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Lauren V. Gaston, of Kansas City, Mo., and Grant J. Gaston, of West Chester.

Memorial services were held at Ginger Cove in Annapolis on Jan. 4.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Allegany, N.Y. at a date and time to be set, with burial to follow in Allegany Cemetery.

Since Irene held family, faith, and community as those things dearest in her heart, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 36 N. Fourth St., Allegany, NY 14706.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, N.Y.

 

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