Eugene Francis "Gene" Loro
CROOKSVILLE: Eugene Francis "Gene" Loro, 96 of Crooksville died peacefully, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center in Zanesville following a brief illness. He was born Saturday, September 5, 1917 in Pittson, PA the son of the late Frank & Elvira (Rocereto) Loro. He married Ruth (Robinson) Loro on September 8, 1964 and was Roman Catholic by Faith.
Gene retired from Essex Wire as an Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineer following many years of service. He enjoyed fly fishing, being a HAM Radio Operator, Master Knife Maker and hunting. Gene was an excellent wine maker, sang lead in barbershop quartets and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a Master Mason.
Gene is survived by two sons, Jim & Melva Loro of Gilroy, CA and Frank Loro of Flagstaff, AZ; one daughter, Diane Getz of Florida; one stepson, Ron & Nancy Channel of Crooksville; seven grandchildren, Heynia Cooley, Sterling & Shelli Loro, Joylene Loro, Nadene & Daniel Snapp and Janel & Kevin Waldschmidt all of California; Tina and Noah Bates, Jason and Ashley Getz; six step grandchildren, Shadd & Jennifer Channel and Randy & Donna Watts both of Crooksville and Ronnie Watts of New Lexington; Hank & Trisha Marolt, Steve & Teresa Marolt and Jerry & Amy Marolt all of Crooksville; nine great grandchildren, Ryan, Demi, Devin, Dina, Alexa, Brandon, Rhiannon & Amanda all of California; twelve step great grandchildren, Jessie & Hillary Watts, Jeremy & Levi Watts, Colton, Tasha, Chole & Caden Watts, Josh, Tucker & Cooper Watts and Lake & Josie Channel; four step great-great grandchildren, Lilly, Amiah, Mack and Cally Mae Watts; two nieces, Barbara Pisanno and Jenny Capon both of Pennsylvania; and numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Loro; one stepdaughter and her husband, Diane & Jerry Marolt; one step grandson, Timmy Watts
Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00PM, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Goebel Funeral Home, 36 North Buckeye Street, Crooksville where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Thursday at Church of The Atonement, 320 Winter Street, Crooksville with Fr. John Reade as celebrant. After the church services a reception will be held at the VFW Hall Post 9090 in Crooksville. In accordance with Gene's wishes a cremation with care will take place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Table, PO Box 233, Zanesville, OH 43702 in Gene's memory.
To sign the online register book or leave a personal note condolence please visit www.goebelfuneralhome.com
Published by Times Recorder on Oct. 21, 2013.