Eugene "Gene" Cornelius, 75, of 590 West Corydon St., passed away Tuesday (May 31, 2016) at his residence.
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Born Oct. 2, 1940, in Bradford he was the son of the late Floyd and Arlie Blair Cornelius.
On June 12, 2004, in St. Bernard Church, he married Shelia DeCerbo Carlson, who survives.
Mr. Cornelius was a 1958 graduate of Clearwater High School, Clearwater Fla.
He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1959.
Gene was member and board member of the Tuna Valley Trail Association, volunteer for the North Country Trails, and the Finger Lakes Trails.
He was a member of St. Bernard Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Gene had been employed as a crude oil purchaser at Kendall-Witco-American Refining Group, for 29 years.
In addition to his wife Sheila, he is survived by a daughter, Stacy Blair Cornelius of Monticello, Fla.;, a stepdaughter, Teri (A.J.) Lucas of Bradford; a step son, Scott (Katie) Carlson of Crozet, Va.; two stepgrandchildren, Jared and Mackenzie Lucas; two brothers, Fran Cornelius of Selida, Colo., and Darrell Cornelius of Madison, Wis.
Family will be receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Friday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Tuna Valley Trail Association, P.O. Box 1003, Bradford, PA 16701 or St. Bernard Church Building Fund, PO Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 1 to June 8, 2016