Eugene H. Laskowski Jr.

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Laskowski, Eugene H., Jr.

Binghamton: Eugene H. Laskowski Jr., 89, of Binghamton, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 1, 2012. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Eugene H. Sr. and Hermina C. (Pucek) Laskowski; and a devoted brother, Albert J. Laskowski. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, F. Charlene Laskowski, Binghamton, his friend, mentor, and caregiver; three devoted sons, their spouses and their children: Gregory E. and Karen Jennings Laskowski and their sons, Colin and Ian Laskowski, Binghamton, David H. and Sherry Lee Laskowski and their daughter, Sarah Laskowski, Binghamton, Richard J. Laskowski, Austin, TX; a devoted, loving daughter, spouse, and their children: Karen and Joseph Fleming, a son, James Fleming, and a daughter and spouse, Erin and Brian Ross, all of Buffalo, NY; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Dino, Endwell, and Rose Laskowski, Endicott; a brother-in-law, Thomas Skasko, North Carolina; many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, and cousins. Gene was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, now the Church of the Holy Trinity, and was an usher at the 7:30 a.m. mass for 40 years. A graduate of Binghamton Central High School, Class of '42. A veteran of US Navy, WWII, serving in the Pacific Theatre in the US Navy Amphibious Unit. He attended Wentworth Institute, Navy Radio Operators School in Boston, MA, where he graduated Radioman 3rd Class. In 1942, he served under Captain Walter Dundon of Binghamton, who was Captain of LST 41, and later under Lt. Cmdr. King of Com. LST Flot 23 on LST 802. Gene was the recipient of 5 battle stars. In 1947, Gene attended Cleveland College of Mortuary Science in Cleveland, OH. He received his license as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in 1949 and joined his father in the operation of Laskowski Funeral Home, located at 368 Clinton St., Binghamton. In 1950, he was instrumental in building the new funeral home at 367 Prospect St., Binghamton, with the help of two carpenters. In 1964, Gene became the owner/mgr. of the funeral home until his retirement in 1987. He was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #34 for 15 years, a school tax collector in the Town of Dickinson area for 3 years. At the age of 50, Gene received his Private Pilots License and later became President/Owner of Aladdin Air Service Inc. with the rating of Private/Commercial Pilot. He was a proud owner of a Piper Cherokee, PA6-300, for 25 years. A charter member of Chester J. Jaskiewicz, American Legion Post 1305, Binghamton, and a member of the post for 50 years. He was an excellent cook. He also enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, and was a very skillful stone and wood craftsman. A family memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Laskowski Funeral Home, where Rev. Dennis Ruda will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. It was Gene's wish that flowers be omitted and memorial donations in his name be given to one's favorite charity. Arrangements and supervision by:

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Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5, 2012
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