Eugene Gerlich married Dorothy Pechacek at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk, Texas, on January 20, 1953. He grew up in West and graduated from West High School. He retired from General Tire & Rubber Company after 33 years of service. She grew up in Elk and graduated from Axtell High School. She retired from Word, Inc. after 24 years of service.
They are blessed with two daughters, the late Donna Culliton and husband Tim; and Kay Weeks and husband, Tom. They have six grandchildren, Natalie and husband, Tony Doland; Nick and Kim Culliton; Katie, Gena and Tommy Weeks; and three great-grandchildren, Jude, Lilly and Elizabeth Doland.
They had been lifelong Waco residents until moving to Arlington 12 years ago. They are members of SPJST Lodge 66 and St. Joseph Catholic Community in Arlington.
Published in the Star-Telegram on January 27, 2013