Eugene “Gene” Bengston passed away peacefully in the Canyon Valley Memory Center on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. He was born in Iowa on Dec. 12, 1932. His wife of 58 years, Marcia (Lambert) Bengston, survives.

Gene graduated from Akron High School, Iowa, and also the University of Iowa, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY, for 24 years and retired with his wife to Sedona and then Green Valley, AZ. He was a long-time volunteer for SAV.

Other survivors include a son, Jeffrey Bengston, and a daughter, Pamela (Russell) Fostano; grandchildren Alexander E. Fostano, Jessery Bengston, Derek Fostano, Rachael Fostano, and Robin Bengston; great-grandchildren Blake and Dominic Fostano.

Memorials may be sent to SAV.

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