Our condolences to Gene's family and friends from the checkers at Safeway where Gene frequently shopped.
He was the kindest, most giving, caring man. We at Safeway knew him as "The Candy Man" as he would slip you a small piece of candy after he was done talking to you, going through your checkout line.
We were greatly saddened to see that Gene had passed. We hadn't seen him in the store for quite some time and were wondering if he had become ill.
I certainly enjoyed seeing Gene coming to my line as I looked forward to seeing his smile and the candy, of course. :)