Augustus “Gus” H. Carman, 86, of Marathon, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at his home, while surrounded by his family.
Born in Cortland, NY, on August 15, 1933, Mr. Carman was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a second-generation dairy farmer in Marathon and had also driven school bus for the Marathon Central School for 53 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post #617, Marathon. He was an avid bowler and was a member of the Cortland County Bowling Association and a member of the Cortland County Bowler’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Carman was also a member of the Marathon Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Ensign Carman; and his children, Walter Carman of Marathon, Marie Carman of Marathon, Brenda (Thomas) Crook of Redmond, WA, and Cora (Martin) Bruns of Holland Patent. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Daniel, Gregory, Christopher, Samantha, Victoria, Kaitlin, and Hannah; his great-grandchildren, Nolan, Madison, Liam, Linken, and Charles; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Charles.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Cortland, NY, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 12:00 noon with Bishop Todd Moss officiating. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. There will be no prior calling hours. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Carman may be directed to MAVAC, 2 Peck Avenue, Marathon, NY 13803.