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