i'm sorry, meant RIP. or as gene would say on leaving clinic, peace. you both will be missed.
My fondest memory of Gene was the first time I met he and Dorothy. My husband, Jerry had known them for many years and they had a very special bond. I was pretty nervous at that first meeting, but they put me at ease very quickly and made me feel welcome in their home. Gene gave me a huge bear hug that broke my glasses. Since he had some super glue in the garage, he got the bright idea that he and Jerry could fix them. About 15 minutes later my glasses were fixed, but there was super glue, finger prints and small pieces of skin on the lenses. Gene had Jerry hold the frames and he applied the glue which explained a lot! Since Gene had a glass eye, his depth perception wasn't very good. In addition to fixing the frames and getting glue, on the lenses he also super glued Jerry's finger to them. When I asked why there was skin on the glass, they both just started laughing and Gene said "I didn't think she would notice that, but you were right, Jerry." I cherish all the memories of both Gene and Dorothy and I am very grateful that we got to spend so much time with him last summer. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dan and Roger. Your mom and dad will always have a special place in my heart. God Bless you all.
i am gilligan, i will MISS HIM very much.... i left PMG 10/13 and i wanted now to take him to lunch. he asked me several years ago if i would, professional decorum was my answer. now i missed it, and i am truly sorry. RSVP gene and dorothy
Roger & Dan, I was sorry to read about your Dad's passing in the Sunday paper. He and Dorothy were both special people, I always enjoyed visiting with them. Your Dad had some great stories. I'm sorry that I did not keep up better contact with him over the last couple of years. My condolences go out to you and your families. I know he will be missed.
Roger and Dan, it was such a pleasure to spend 10 years living across the street from Gene and Dorthy and their mint chip house with a Hershey bar for a garage door. Gene was always so kind and welcoming although I should have turned down rides to the airport, they were slightly terrifying. My thoughts are with you and your family.
GENE WAS MY FRIEND FOR 30 YEARS. THERE IS NO ONE ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH THAT I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR THAN HIM. HE HAD A LIFE STORY LIKE NO ONE ELSE. DURING WWII ON A BOMB RUN, THE PLANE TOOK AN AIR BURST RIGHT IN THE NOSE THAT BLEW GENE OFF THE BOMBSITE INTO THE BOMB BAY. HE SAID THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT HIM FROM FALLING OUT OF THE PLANE WAS THAT HIS PARACHUTE CAUGHT ON SOMETHING. HE CRAWLED BACK UP TO THE BOMBSITE AND FINISHED THE RUN WITHOUT HIS LEFT EYE. ( THEY HAD TO REMOVE IT IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE IT WAS SO BADLY DAMAGED). I ASKED HIM" WHY WOULD YOU FINISH THE RUN WHEN YOU WERE SO INJURED?" HIS RESPONSE WAS " I WAS FLYING THE PLANE AND I HAD A JOB TO DO." THAT'S MY GENE. INCREDIBLE HUMAN BEING. i COULD TELL MANY STORIES ABOUT HIM. HE WAS SPECIAL.
ROGER AND DANNY HOPE HE WENT OUT WELL.MEET HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES WHEN HE WORKED ON A PROGRAMS TO EXPOSE THE MC CHOIR TO THE CHICAGO LAND AREA. HE WAS WITH YOU ALONG TIME. MY DAD WENT IN 89 AT 67. BEST TO BOTH OF YOU. DENNY ELLIOTT
Roger and Dan
Growing up across the street from you I have very fond memories of your Dad. I remember all the time he spent with both of you and with Scouting. Sharing Thanksgiving meals between our house and yours and those cigars he smoked all bring back childhood memories. My very sincere condolences on your loss, He will be missed.
Sue Holmberg Van Geertruy