To the Kwas family: I knew Gene for many years at Barton Creek Country Club and at St. John Neumann. He was a man's man and a gentle man. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. I knew he was seriously ill since I had run into him a couple of times recently.
Lillian, I'll try to catch you at church to give personal condolences.
Ann Steiner forwarded your message to all of HAHEHC and please accept our sympathy for your loss, Gene truly sounds like he was a great and accomplished man. Louise Hansen
Thank you, Gene, for your service to our country.
My condolences. May he rest in peace.
Anne and Lillian, Gene was certainly remarkable!! Our hearts are broken and wish we were there with you now. Mom and Aunt Helen are so sorry to hear the sad news. Mom always told me that Lillian is like a sister. We share many fond memories that will be cherished forever. God Bless! Rita & Gary Borri, Ruth Colby & Helen Henning.
Anne and Lillian,
I am sorry for your loss. They talk about men from "the greatest generation" and Gene certainly personified it. We will miss his company during the holidays, and never forget his warmth and kindness.
Gene, You are an exceptional and unforgettable human being. You will forever leave an imprint in our hearts and in our lives. It was an honor to have known you and to spend holidays together with you and your family in Arizona. We will never forget you. Keep smiling down on us from heaven above. May Our Creator keep you happy, safe, and healthy as you begin your new eternal life. We will miss you.
Gene was a man of many impressive accomplishments but more than that he was a truly wonderful human being, someone everyone seemed to love, respect and look up to - a true Gentleman in every sense of the word. He enriched our lives with his charm and kindness. We will miss him and cherish the many fond memories of the times we spent with him.
Our heartfelt condolences go to Lillian and his family.
Greg & Carrie Nelson
Mr. Kwas played poker with my Dad for years. I played with them a few times and Mr. Kwas was kind enough to leave me some of my money and even laugh at my poor jokes. I recall seeing him wearing his Rose Bowl Ring at the games and being stunned upon hearing just how much he had really lived. I am sorry for his passing and am glad to have known him.
My Uncle Gene was my favorite of a large gaggle of colorful Polish uncles known as "the boys." Kindly, he was also one of my very first artistic patrons, purchasing a little still life drawing I made in my teens and there by encouraging my talent and career. My thoughts and best wishes are with you all.
Susan Estelle Kwas
Praying for your happiness in heaven. I love you, Pamela Janysek
You will always be my favorite poker partner.
I love you, Uncle Gene. Thanks for all the loving moments you gave me growing up. All the Kwas brothers are together again in paradise.
Gene was such a wonderful man! I am so happy I had the opportunity to enjoy his company at Barton Creek with the Friday bridge games. I am sure he has a special seat in Heaven.
Love, Lee Ann
I only knew Gene for a short 12 years but that was plenty of time to learn to love and respect him. He made living here in Austin so much more enjoyable, even as he beat me (and everyone else) at poker. He was a true gentleman and an inspiration, and I will forever be proud to say I knew him.
Bob and Judy Dornan
I knew Gene and his wife, Lillian, for several years in my dental practice and loved visiting with them. Gene enjoyed talking about football and poker. A wonderful man and person who always had a sparkle in his eyes and a ready smile. We are so sorry to lose another member of the Greatest Generation, but realize he had a great and rewarding life. May the memories of the fun and good times with Gene help your hearts heal in the days ahead. My sincerest condolences to Lillian and family.