Gerald Makin

Obituary of Gerald Makin

Gerald D. Makin, Sr., age 67, of Bradford died Friday, May 12, 2017. Mr. Makin was born December 4, 1949 in Corning, NY. He is the son of the late Gerald G. and Lucy W. (Spencer) Makin who predeceased him along with brother Bobby and sister Susan.


Gerald is survived by loving companion of 15 years, Anna Ayers, sons: Gerald D. Makin Jr of Bath NY and Michael Makin of Corning; mother of his sons: Josephine and step daughter Ruth Ann, both of Corning; along with step mother Helen Makin; brothers: George, David and Raymond Makin, Stryker Reese; sisters: Beverly Reese and Geraldine Hand, Christine Makin; cousins: Sylvia Kinley and Jesse Gillette. Gerald was raised by Walter and Emma Makin who predeceased him.


Early in his life, Gerald enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. He liked visiting many auctions and flea markets. His most recent interests included small engine repair and traveling. Gerald had a deep appreciation for nature and loved animals.


A gathering of family and friends will be held at Noon on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Corning Union Hall, 100 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY, please bring a dish to pass.