It was indeed with a heavy heart that I read about Gene the Machine's passing in a note for a friend. Gene (Bill Thomas) and I (and a bunch of other guys) shared a big old house off campus at the “U” in 1969-70 – a year for all time!
Gene was so much fun – a “Liver of Life” – who taught all of my engineering friends and I that there was way more to living than just studying. Gene was always up for an adventure and led us on many great and fun times. From his foray into photography and riding around in my Fiat (in February) with the top down so he could get just the right shot – to attending his play on the Coffman Union Lawn in May – just a few among so many great memories.
I regret having lost touch with Gene over the years after college as our paths moved apart but know, Pam and family, that he was always in my thoughts, especially when I felt down, and that I now know that he is tripping out a whole group of brand new friends.
Gene will be missed …