Eugene Motyka

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Eugene Stanley, 79, of Clifton, passed away on April 25, 2013. Born in 1933 in Central Falls, RI, he moved when he was one to Paterson and lived there for many years before settling in Clifton. Gene attended St. Stephen's R.C. School and graduated from Central High School in Paterson. Gene served in the US Army from 1951 to 1954 in the 350th Infantry Regiment, and was stationed in Salzburg, Austria. Gene began his textile career and was employed by Standard Dye & Finish in Paterson, North Bergen Piece Dye Works and E & W Textile Processors in East Newark, retiring in 1999. Gene was also the President of the Textile Foreman's Guild from 1980 till 1992. Gene enjoyed theater and concerts but was most fond of traveling with his family in the US and especially abroad. He made a number of visits back to Salzburg as well as Munich, Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Beloved husband of Gisela (Schmidt). Devoted father of Susanne and Linda, and the late Steven who passed away in 2008. Loving grandfather of Rachel. Also survived by numerous cousins in NJ, RI, and CA. Funeral Monday 11:30 AM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. Cremation Private. Visiting Sunday 4-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the John Theurer Cancer Center, C/O Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 417290, Boston, MA 02241-7290, www.jtcancercenter.org, in memory of Gene, would be greatly appreciated. www.ShookFH.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 27, 2013
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