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Eugene T. Vinarskai

1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Eugene T. Vinarskai Obituary
Vinarskai, Eugene T.
At age 81, Gene died on March 15, 2016. He was born August 16, 1934 at Kief, North Dakota to Alex & Lena Vinarskai. He spent his childhood years in North Dakota & after high school he joined the Army. He graduated from Minot, ND Univ followed by Grad School at Oregon State Univ & Univ of Oregon, where he specialized in vocational education. He also worked toward his doctorate. Gene was a Teacher, Principal and Superintendent following his graduation. Later he was employed by the Oregon Dept. of Education also at the Arizona State Dept of Education. Gene is survived by Betty, his loving wife of 57 years; son, Brenden (Darlene) of Gold Canyon; daughter, Dawn (Justin) Helfenbein; grandchildren, Brianna and Elijah; daughter, Andrea (Michael) Rahming; and granddaughter, Amara. He is also survived by brother, Jim; sister, Glennis Berube; and many loving nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Celebration services will be at 11:00 AM on Sat. March 26th at Sun Valley Church, 6101 S. River Dr., Tempe, AZ. Diagnosed with Lung Cancer in October he is breathing free at last.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 18, 2016
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