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Eugene H. Pillar Sr.

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Eugene H. Pillar Sr. Obituary
Eugene H. Pillar, Sr.

AGE: 90 • Somerset

Mr. Eugene Pillar passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at St. Peter University Medical Center in New Brunswick. He was 90 years old. Born in Roanoke, VA, on January 15th 1922, Mr. Pillar resided in New Brunswick before moving to Franklin Twp. in 1951. He married Irene DeAngelis on May 4, 1946. Mr. Pillar was in the Air Force, and served in the South Pacific Theater in WW II. He retired as a manager after 43 years with N.J. Bell in New Brunswick. Mr. Pillar served as a vestry member, a junior warden, and as church treasurer at Christ Episcopal Church in New Brunswick. He was a member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gene was active on the Franklin High School Booster Club and Band Parents Assn., and was both a coach and umpire for many years in Franklin little league. He was a member and former president of the Franklin Park Senior Citizens.

Mr. Pillar was predeceased by his wife, Irene, in 2002; and by his brother, Harold and sister, Ruth. He is survived by his children, Marilyn Brady and her husband Patrick, Elaine Speidell and her husband Robert, and Eugene Pillar Jr. and his wife Helen; his 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, and his cocker spaniel, Shelly.

Services will begin at 9 am Saturday, May 5th at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St., Somerset, NJ 08873 followed by a 10 am funeral at St. John the Evangelist, 189 George St., New Brunswick. Burial will be in Van Liew Cemetery in North Brunswick. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 7-9pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the , 1 Union Street, #301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 or at www.heart.org.

Published in Home News Tribune from May 2 to May 3, 2012
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