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Gene William Branca of Arlington, WA was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1931 to Helen Marie and William Joseph Branca. He passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Eugene "Gene" William Branca
Gene lived an exemplary life of kindness, integrity, and hard work, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children, Stephen (Diane), Carolyn (Joe), and Jerome Branca; and grandchildren, Shevaun (Jon) Brown, Kayla Branca, and Emily Branca. He is also survived by sister, Lois DePue of Sebastopol, CA; brother, Alan (Marybeth) Branca of San Ramon, CA; sister-in-law, Betty Sowell of Great Falls, MT; and nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Smith; and brothers-in-law, Harold DePue, Richard Olsen, Clyde Sowell and Robert Smith.
A private memorial service will be held in March.
In lieu of flowers, the Branca family suggests a donation to your local humane society, local food bank, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). To donate online:
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2013