R. Eugene “Gene” Pigford


Raymond Eugene Pigford, “Gene”, 76, of Unadilla, passed away in Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, on June 6, 2021. Gene was born in Jamaica, on June 26, 1944 to the late Euanna and Raymond Pigford. He attended Massapequa High School and Houghton College. He was married to Edith Pigford on Dec. 27, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Gene was active in the Salvation Army as an officer for more than 40 years. He also served as Town Supervisor for the Town of Sidney for almost eight years. Gene was a member of Fagan’s Flyers and the Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife Edith Pigford, three children and their spouses Daniel and Gail Pigford; Bryan and Jennifer Hutchinson, and Susan and Mark Kasprzak; six grandchildren: Amanda (Josiah), Jonathan (Catherine), Rachel, Joshua (Emily), Sarah and Abby; three great-grandchildren Justine, Jayce, Isaac and many extended family members and friends. Gene is also survived by a sister Euanna Pigford of Schroon Lake.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street, Sidney, NY 13838.  Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.

Memorial contributions may be made in Gene Pigford’s name to The Salvation Army, Oneonta, The Catherine Booth Bible College, Winnipeg, Manitoba or the Town of Sidney United Way. 

Share condolences and memories with Gene’s family online at landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers, Inc. Sidney.


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