Gene A. Stevens Sr.

BENNINGTON - Gene Arthur Stevens Sr., 69, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington.
He was born Feb. 16, 1949, in Hoosick Falls, New York, the son of Seymour H. and Beulah (Burdick) Stevens.
He received his education in local schools.
Mr. Stevens enjoyed bluegrass music, playing guitar, going for rides and telling stories. He was an avid ham radio operator and frequented OTB.
Survivors include his twin sister, Martha Shoff, of North Hoosick, New York; his children Tracy and Gene Stevens Jr., both of Arlington, Patty Jones, Timothy Bortell, both of Bennington, Terry Bortell, of Florida, Mike Bortell, of Pownal, Kenny Bortell, of Middlebury; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by the mother of his children, Kathleen Bortell Stevens; and longtime companion, Ruth Roarabach.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter.
Arrangements are by Mahar and Son Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

E.P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
628 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-2516

Published in Rutland Herald on Sept. 6, 2018