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Eugene "Gene" DeGiulio


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Eugene "Gene" DeGiulio Obituary
Eugene "Gene" DeGiulio, 81, of Moreland, Idaho passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 21, 1935 in Pingree, Idaho the son of Sozio L. DeGiulio and Maria Magdalene Busico.
He attended Pingree Elementary and graduated from Snake River High School in 1953.
He studied computer programming at ISU.
On July 24, 1953 he married Zelma Mae Hancock in Wapello. They moved eight times their first year and a half of marriage.  They settled in Moreland where he has lived ever since. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2016.
He served in the Boy Scouts program for many years and belonged to a bowling league.
Gene loved and respected his Italian and Catholic heritage.
He started as a cook at the AEC and then began working as a computer programmer. He worked hard and advanced continually in his field and knowledge and finished his career as a senior data center manager at EG&G where he retired. He also worked as a volunteer firefighter.
Gene enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his horse Snowflake, four-wheeling, cooking and the outdoors.  Family was everything to him and he enjoyed spending time with them.  He taught his family values through his great love of poetry and literature.
He is survived by his children Cindy (James) Wilson of Jerome, Idaho; Rod (Jan) DeGiulio of Salt Lake City;  Serena (Al) Davidson of Iona and Merena (John) Reed of Rupert;  brother, Anthony (Nadine) DeGiulio of Pingree and sister, Anna Kesterson of Portland, Ore.;  20 grandchildren and 39 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Zelma and a brother Ernest DeGiulio.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday Sept. 21 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. A Rosary will be held Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a viewing to follow from 6-8 p.m. and again one hour prior to the services.
Interment will be in the Moreland Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 19, 2017
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