SAJONC, Charles Eugene "Gene," 88, of Richmond, passed away on July 10, 2013. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. in 1925. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He married Marjorie Saile and had five wonderful children whom he is survived by, Kathy, Karen, Kristy, Charlie and Keith. He was an engraver for Roehlen Engraving and later relocated to Virginia to continue his engraving career with Inta-Roto. After the untimely passing of Marjorie, Gene remarried to June Hnatiw in September 1974, and three stepdaughters joined the family, Ellen, Jan and Laurie. Gene and June semi-retired to Florida, where they enjoyed time with friends until they returned to Virginia to be closer to their family. He will be sorely missed by his wife and children, along with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family will welcome friends at a memorial service in his honor on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home Reception Center, 4660 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.