Eugene “Gene” R. Huling, Jr, 79, of Hastings, passed way on March 24, 2022 at University Hospital. He was born in the Town of Arcadia on March 29, 1942 to the late Eugene R. and the late Christina (Vollertson) Huling, Jr.
Gene was in the United States Navy after High School where he served on the USS Forrestal at Norfolk, Va. During the Cuban Missile Crisis. He then began his career as a Truck Driver and he worked at various companies including JLT Trucking. Gene was a member of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department and was Chief for several years. He was an Under Water Rescue Diver for Oswego County and he drove for SOVAC Ambulance. Gene was a member of the Hastings VFW in which he and his father founded. His member number is #1. Gene enjoyed drinking beer and riding his Harley. He liked to fish.
Gene is survived by his sons, Rick (Shanna) Huling, Eugene (Anna Husted) Huling III, and Michael (Stacey) Huling; siblings, Roy (Gloria) Huling, Kay (the late David) Smith, Joan (Laverne) Israel, Judy (James) Roggina, Sandi (Carmi) Wells, Terry (Corrine) Veith, Pamela Huling, and Dawn Huling; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 11- 1 pm at Traub Funeral Home, Central Square. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will immediately follow at Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish.
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