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Gene Kay

January 8, 1936 — April 7, 2023


Gene Kay, a longtime resident of Syracuse and of Boner Lake, passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter at his side on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 11:45 a.m. He was 87 years old.

Born in Morocco, Indiana on January 8, 1936, Gene was born as Charles Eugene Kay, though everyone knew him as Gene. He was the son of Charles E. and Mary (Daily) Kay and a 1954 graduate of Morocco High School.

Having learned the value of hard work at an early age, Gene was a longtime employee of Bachi Corporation, spending much of his career in sales. In retirement, he was the owner-operator of Rum Keg liquor store in Cromwell.

More personally, Gene is remembered for his love of the outdoors; he was a fisherman, hunter and bird watcher. He was also a golfer and longtime member of Maxwelton Golf Club. He enjoyed sports of all kinds and was a die-hard Cubs fan. He liked to share his catches with his family, neighbors and friends. He also liked pie, Westerns and time spent on the lake.

Married to Gerry Miner on May 24, 1993, the pair spent nearly thirty years together before his Friday morning passing. Also surviving with memories to cherish are three children: Scott (Maryanne) Kay of St. Augustine, FL, Steven (Gail) Kay of Anna Maria Island, FL and Shawn (Mitch) Hile of Goshen; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in passing by his parents.

Titus Funeral Home of Syracuse is trusted with care of Gene and the Kay family. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at The Lodge, 13900 North Eastshore Drive, Syracuse on Monday, April 24, 2023 from 4 to 6:30p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Gene would have appreciated gifts to New Hope Pet Rescue as he was an animal lover; envelopes will be available at the Memorial Gathering. Written condolences may be left for the family at

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