Gene was predeceased by his wife, Joann, and a daughter Cathy. He is survived by his son, Steve and wife Leigh; son, Christopher and wife, Shellie; daughter, Kelly Maurer and husband, Eric, and granddaughters, Chloe and Lizzie, and his beloved significant other, Sheila Rosa.
Gene attended Seton Hall Prep on academic scholarship and received a degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University. He owned a pharmacy in Maplewood, N.J. Gene was an active member of the Maplewood Lions Club where he served as president and as district governor of 16-E.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Eye Bank of N.J., 77 Brant Ave., Ste.100, Clark, N.J. 07066.