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Funeral Service

Marathon Memorial Chapel
Friday September 6th, 2019

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Augustus "Gus" H. Carman

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.

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Family of Gus Carman. I had many great times thru bowling with Gus and all the work we did with the CBA. I still remember way back when I was helping fix something aat Marathon Lanes for Dora Cross and as soon as he finished his bus route he was back and in the pits with me. I real fine man, proud I got to know him.

Pete Sheridan Sep 7 2019 12:00 AM

A Sweet Dreams Bouquet was ordered on September 5, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Gus passing. I had the pleasure of growing up with the Carmen family; We were neighbors for many years.

Ellen Jennison Adams Greene, NY Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

You have our deepest sympathy! Praying the family will have comfort in knowing we are all thinking of you at this time! John and Valarie Gaylord

John and Valarie Gaylord Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

I first met Gus when he called me to do the artificial insemination of the cows at the farm. There were many laughs by that bulk tank over the years and always will be remembered! Gus you were on of a kind, rest in peace!

Kaye Liddington Hall Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences to the whole family.

Barbara A. Mudge Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on September 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

I am going to miss our daily chats on the phone and of your presents. You were my very dear friends and I miss you you very much. RIP my friend

Gail Heady Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Gus was a very caring person and a good bus driver, i appreciate all he did for everyone.
Carman Family, your loss is shared by many friends. Sending Sincere Sympathy.

Mary Ann Roe Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Brian Briggs Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

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