Anthony "Sy" Genco, 78, of 2546 Horton Road, Jamestown, died at 6:55 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 6, 2014), in the Lutheran Home & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Jamestown, on Feb. 17, 1935, the son of Paul and Rosaria Basile Genco.
Sy was employed at Jamestown Iron Works for more than 25 years, and was a member of Local 600. In 1981, Sy and his son, Tony started AJ Genco Machine Shop and they worked side by side for 32 years.
He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Samuel Derby Post 149, and served in the U.S. Army from 1953-56.
Sy's greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He would often say to them, "Do you know how much I love you?" He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing and passed these passions on to his son and grandsons.
Sy loved going to the produce auction with his family and he taught us all everything he knew. He loved flowers and he loved giving them away to everyone. He made thousands of trips to the apple orchard. none of us ever went without apples or apple pie.
Sy is survived by his wife, Angela Puleo Genco, whom he married on Nov. 2, 1956, in Jamestown; a son, Anthony "Tony" (Lisa) Genco, Kennedy; three daughters: Rosary (Spyros) Kolivas and Jamie Genco, Jamestown, and Cindy (Rick) Ryan and family, North Platte, Neb., four grandchildren: Natalie (Dan) Mendez, East Amherst, Nicole (Jake) Piorkowski, Buffalo, An-thony ''AJ'' Genco and Colton Howard, Kennedy; five great-grandchildren: Kaylee Genco, Panama, Alexzandria and Dominic Genco, Jamestown, Xavier Mendez, East Amherst and Eviania Piorkowski, Buf-falo; a brother, John (Lucille) Genco, Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Sam, Jim and Carl ''Mello'' Genco; six sisters: Josephine Engwall, Ida Spitale, Mary Morrelle, Rita Pillittieri, Angie Saullo and Decca Nelson; and by a grandson, Anthony Genco, who died Aug. 9, 2008.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be the cele-brant.
Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. in the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 5:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14710 or to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 or to St. Jude Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
You may send a condolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.