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Eugene "Gene" Wright

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Eugene "Gene" Wright, age 88, of Hebron, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at VNA Hospice Care in Valparaiso, IN. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, whom he married in Australia 64 years ago; one son, Michael (Sylvia) Wright of Hammond, IN; two daughters, Margaret "Peg" (Michael) Lieber of Valparaiso, IN and Patricia "Pat" (Earl "Mac") McCleerey of Tell City, IN; two sisters, Lucille (William) Wright-Anderson of Valparaiso, IN and Mary (Ed) Daily of Valparaiso, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Ruth Grossman. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, April 3, 2009 at 12 Noon directly at The Gathering Place, 131 N. Main St., Hebron, IN. Interment will be private. Eugene was an Army Air Corp Master Sgt. Veteran serving in World War II and the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion Post #190 in Hebron, IN for 60 years and was a 3 time Post Commander. Eugene was an avid photographer and enjoyed composing music. He will be remembered most for his sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to VNA Hospice Care, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Geisen Funeral Home, Hebron in charge of arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence please visit the guest book section on the obituary page at For information call 219-996-2821.
Published in The Times from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2009