Eugene "Gene" William Christian, I
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AGE: 75 • Oxford, NC
Eugene (Gene) William Christian, I, 75, departed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Henderson, NC. He was born in South River, NJ to the late John and Sophie (Lawnik) Christian. He was a longtime resident of Old Bridge, NJ before moving to Oxford, NC.
He was a devoted husband to Anna (Ralston); beloved father of Eugene W. Christian II, husband of Sofia (Sandor), and daughter, Suzanne, the wife of Nelson Colon. He was the adoring grandfather of Tiffany Christian, Eugene W. Christian III, Sabrina Colon, and Tyler Colon, and a true brother to John and his wife Rita (Parent) and the late Robert Christian.
Gene retired from the Heavy & General Laborer Union 472 of Newark, NJ. He then moved to North Carolina and with his son started E. Christian & Son of NC. His favorite excavating machine was the bulldozer. All of his completed landscaping projects can be called works of art. In addition to his dedication to excellent work he enjoyed family, good company, boating, fishing, hunting, entertaining, and helping others. In summary, one can say Gene followed his dreams and had no regrets.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 8 AM in the Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ, followed by a 9 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of Ostrabrama, 30 Jackson St., South River, NJ. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, St. Anthony Mausoleum, Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request donations may be made to Duke Cancer Institute, PO BOX 90584, Durham, NC 27708. For information, directions or to send condolences to family, visit www.rezemfh.com
Rezem Funeral Home
457 Cranbury Rd East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 4, 2014