Eugene "Gene" A. Northrop, Lt. Col. (Retired) U.S. Army|
Apr. 2, 1919-Dec. 6, 2013
Resident of San Jose
My Gene touched the hand of God and slipped peacefully away.
A N.Y. native, Gene, and 4 brothers served honorably in different military branches, W.W. II, and all returned safely. He truly loved his 23 years of active/reserve military service. A career in the frozen food industry included Nat'l Sales Mgr., Food Broker, and his own food brokerage business. After several "retirements" he dabbled in real estate, retail sales and finance.
Gene's living legacy continues with his children, Eugene, Suzanne, Craig, Elizabeth, and step-son Peter Bennett, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Sally Northrop, and Caroline, his beloved wife for 42 years.
A quiet man, warm, kind, generous and a benign flirt! He enjoyed travel as long as the destination was warm, a deep love of music often displayed as a glorious tenor, the challenge of golf, a sublime appreciation of lakes and oceans, and DINING OUT!
A special thank you to the entire staff at Vasona Creek Health Care Center.
Gene requested no memorial service. Should anyone wish to donate, to Sacred Heart Community Services, or the San Jose Animal Care Center, Monterey Rd., in his memory, it will be most appreciated.
Gene's farewell -
"Be good to yourself".
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Dec. 10, 2013