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Gerald Minns Sr.
Gerald Minns Sr.
Gerald Minns Sr.
Gerald Minns Sr.
Gerald Minns Sr.
Gerald Minns Sr.

Obituary of Gerald W. Minns Sr.

Phelps,Gerald W. “Gerry” Minns Sr. passed away at the age of 74 on Friday January 24, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital. Friends may call on Monday (January 27) from 4-7pm at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps A Masonic service will be held at 6:30pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (January 28) 10am at the United Church of Phelps with Rev. Ellen Donnan officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Oaks Corners. It is requested that memorial Contributions be made to the Junius Fire Dept. Rt. 318 Station Waterloo, NY 13165 or the Oaks Corners Fire Dept. 607 Cross Road Oaks Corners, NY 14518. Gerry was born on January 23, 1946 in Geneva, NY the son of the late Wallace and Ruth (Kennedy) Minns. A 1964 graduate of Phelps High School where he was a member of the FFA. Gerry has farmed all of his life. He worked on the family farm with his father and uncles and eventually bought his own farm that he worked with his brother in law Greg Wadhams. He was a 1973 graduate of RIT as a Maintenance Machinist. He was a member and past treasurer of the Oaks Corners Fire Dept. Gerry was also past president and treasurer for the Garlock Fire Dept. Gerry retired from Garlock’s after 44 years as a Maintenance Supervisor. Prior to working at Garlock’s, Gerry worked at Mello - Rich Dairy as a home milk delivery man. Gerry was a member of the Geneva Masonic Lodge #965 where he was Master from 2000-2002. He was also a member of Geneva Chapter 36 Royal Arch Masons and Skoi-Yase Council Cryptic Masons #75. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years and High School Sweetheart Cynthia Wadhams Minns of Phelps Children: Gerald W.(Kimberly) Minns Jr. of Phelps Christopher James Minns of AZ Rebecca Lee (Robert) Kime of Waterloo Grandchildren: Daniel Wallace (Holly) Minns  Samantha Lee (Andrew Mullard) Minns  Sarah Elizabeth (Greg) Carey Hayden Frances Minns Grace Anne Kime Owen Robert Kime Great-grandchildren: Olivia, Rowan, Landyn, William, Hadleigh, and Nora. Sister: Cynthia (Bruce) Christensen of Waterloo Sister in laws: Margaret Wadhams of Seneca Falls and Judy Dombek of Seneca Falls Brother in law: Greg (Joan) Wadhams of Phelps 2 Aunts, Pat Ransom of Stanley and Laverna Roe of Penn Yan. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Ruth and Wallace Minns, mother and father in law: Bruce and Frances Wadhams, brother in law: B. Thomas Wadhams and his beloved dogs Grace and Katrina.(
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Monday
27
January

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, January 27, 2020
Cheney Funeral Home
70 Main Street
Phelps, New York, United States
(315) 548-4241
Monday
27
January

Masonic Service

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Monday, January 27, 2020
Cheney Funeral Home
70 Main Street
Phelps, New York, United States
(315) 548-4241
Tuesday
28
January

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
United Church of Phelps
58 Main Street
Phelps, New York, United States
Tuesday
28
January

Burial

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Oaklawn Cemetery
Pre-Emption Road
Oaks Corners, New York, United States