a life-long resident of Orange, CA, passed away November 10, 2012 at age 86. He was preceded by his son, Kenneth LanFranco and his sister, Shirley Welsh. He is survived by his sister, Ada Pegler (Jack); nephews, Steve and Bruce Pegler; his niece, Patty Cameron (Michael); his daughter-inlaw, Ann Batallia; granddaughter, Summer; and twin grandsons, Dave and Dan LanFranco. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life. Gene graduated from Orange High in 1944 where he played football and baseball. He was proud of being a WWII
veteran, semi-pro baseball pitcher for the Riverside Dons, and a 60-year member of Orange Elks Lodge
. Gene will be interned in the Veterans Cemetery in Riverside, CA at a future date. His family and many friends will miss his quick wit and love of life. Go with God, Gene.