Eugene S. "Gene" Anolick
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POUGHKEEPSIE - Eugene (Gene) Anolick, 87, died suddenly and unexpectedly at Vassar Brothers Medical Center Wednesday, March 26.
He was a well loved and respected husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, physicist, ballroom dance teacher and friend.
He was born December 19, 1926 in Brooklyn NY, the son of Samuel and Lena Anolick. During World War II he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Tidewater.
He met his wife of 64 years, Naomi Cogan in 1948 at the beginning of their senior year at Brooklyn College. They were graduated together in June and married September 3, 1949.
Immediately after the marriage they moved to Pittsburgh, PA where Gene continued his studies at Carnegie Institute of Technology. After graduation he worked as a physicist for G.E. in Pittsfield MA and Louisville, KY. Finally in 1968 he moved to Poughkeepsie working for IBM until his retirement in 1989.
After his family, his two great interests were ballroom dancing and all things scientific. With Naomi he founded their studio, Love To Dance. They taught ballroom dancing throughout Dutchess County, the Catskills and on cruise ships. He loved teaching, made it fun and even people with "two left feet" succeeded. He treasured all the wonderful people and friends he made teaching dancing. He was a founding member of the Mid Hudson Valley Ballroom Dance Club.
His daughter Kathy, parents and brother Richard predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, children and their spouses, Tzvi and Rachel Anolick of Israel, Barbara and Richard Parry of Highland, David and Karen Anolick of Morristown, Patrick Hudack of Oakland, and 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grand children.
A funeral will be held on Sunday March 30th, 1:30 PM at Temple Beth-El, 118 So.Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. Shiva, the Jewish form of visitation will be held at the family home Sunday, March 30th through Thursday April 3rd at 7:15 and Saturday, April 6th at 8:00.
Donations can be made to Temple Beth El or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, please mail to Parkinson's Support Group, PO Box 304, LaGrangesville, NY 12540.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
William G Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc
371 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014