I am so glad I got to know Gene through his employment with Allen County. He is the most intelligent person I have ever met. I enjoyed his sense of humor too! My sincere condolences. Jean Jones
I was just thinking about how lucky my family was to have such unseasonably warm weather over the past two days. I then realized luck had nothing to do with it, and it was no coincidence. It was Dad once again taking great care of his family, making sure we were all warm and comfortable during our time of mourning. Well played Dad, well played. Once again you showed us that you will do whatever it takes to make sure your family is safe and sound.
Dad, you took great care of us, but you and Mom also taught us the skills necessary to take care of ourselves. We will all continue to build on your teachings to make you both even more proud.
Now Dad, take a break. You've earned it. You have worked hard all your life, but we've got it from here. But, knowing you as well as we do, we know that you and Uncle Butch have already made improvements in heaven. You always put your personal touch on everything you were involved with.
Even though you have physically left us, we know that you will always be near. You left us several reminders of your love and grace, and we will forever thank you for them. Please give our family and friends that departed before us a big ol' Dirty Ernie hug. May you and KC play long and hard together. Love you Dad!!
Dear Mark and family,
Jeff & I are so sorry to learn of your loss. I looked through the photos posted here of your dad and family and it looks like there are many wonderful memories captured by the pictures shared here. It is our sincerest wish that your memories of times shared together in this life bring you and your family comfort until you are reunited with your father in the next life. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I'm going to miss Grandpa Gene so much. We had a special bond that allowed us to talk about food, wine, Hoosier basketball, design and coffee for hours. I always knew he would have an answer for the questions we had about our house and even though we live all the way in Washington we made sure to take pictures inside and out so he could see every inch of the house we bought. His knowledge and what he taught my family will be cherished forever.
Love, Amanda and Paolo Mottola