Eugene Maslinski(1932 - 2013)

Eugene Maslinski

AGE: 80 • Mays Landing

Maslinski, Eugene "Gene", 80, of Mays Landing, died peacefully at home on February 20, 2013. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he entered the U.S. Air Force after high school. He was stationed in Tokyo, Japan where he was in special services as a disc jockey on the Far East radio network. There he had a morning show where he was known as "Early Bird." After serving in the Air Force, he went to Rider College in Trenton, NJ where he received a BS in Business Administration.

Gene was a resident of Berlin, NJ for 35 years. He owned and operated dry cleaning stores in Berlin, Clementon, and Marlton. He belonged to the Berlin Rotary, where he served as Secretary. Music was a very important part of his life. At 16 he played the saxophone for the Uptown String Band in the Mummers Parade. He played the string bass in several local bands, including South Jersey Pops Orchestra in Medford, NJ.

In his retirement, he found enjoyment being a substitute teacher in the Atlantic County School System.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Anna Mae (nee Venanzi); son Mark (Stephania) Maslinski of West Berlin, NJ; daughter Karen (Stephen) DeNittis of Moorestown, NJ; and four beautiful grandchildren: Lauren and Zachary Maslinski and Danielle and Victoria DeNittis.

A viewing will be held on Monday, February 25, 11 AM - 12 Noon, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 5021 Harding Highway, Mays Landing, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund, 5021 Harding Highway, Mays Landing, NJ 08330.

(Info and condolences: www.boakesfuneralhome.)

Published in Courier-Post on Feb. 22, 2013