Gerald M. Eno, 90, a recent resident of NewHaven Court in Butler, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2012 at 6:35 a.m. at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.
He was born May 26, 1922 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania to the late Daniel M Eno and Laura Grazier Eno. He grew up on Beech Grove Road, near the Eno family homestead, which was established in 1838, after his ancestors moved there from Colebrook, Connecticut. He attended Honesdale High School, then earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Penn State.
Mr. Eno was a veteran of the United States Army
, where he served as a Lieutenant in World War II
(1944 - 1946), mostly in northern Italy. He served again (1951) as a Capitan in the Korean War
. He taught General Science, Physics, General Math, Algebra and Driver's Education at Honesdale High School until his retirement in 1982. He made a point of establishing a rapport with each of his students.
Mr. Eno was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Church in Honesdale and was active in the Upper Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. He served on the board of Wayne County Children & Youth Agency, and was active in the American Legion, Beech Grove Grange, APEX Philosophical & Chowder Society and was a Manager and President in the Honesdale Little League. He enjoyed farming, golf, bowling, stamp collecting and traveling to visit family, National Parks, Iceland and Nova Scotia.
Mr. Eno is survived by his wife Grace (Weidaw) Eno, whom he married December 9, 1943; two sons, Daniel Eno and his wife Christina of Dover, PA and Timothy Eno and his wife Geri of Batesville, AR; three daughters, Debbie (Eno) Hammond and her husband Barry of Butler, PA, Marty (Eno) Tollefsen of New Castle, KY and Becky Eno of Rutland, VT; five grandchildren, Tracey Eno, John Eno, Alison Sprankle, Albert Tollefsen and Andrew Tollefsen; six great-grandchildren, Krissy, Ella & Abby Sprankle, Ashley Hall and Andrew & Alden Tollefsen; one brother, Alfred W. Eno of Johnson City, NY; two sisters, Dorothy (Eno) Samson of Lake Ariel, PA and Nancy (Eno) Thomas of Neffs, PA; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford G. & Robert G. Eno and one sister, Alice (Eno) Dreyer.
Respecting his instructions, there will be no public visitation. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.
Internment will take place at the Indian Orchard Cemetery, Honesdale, PA.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.