He was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School. Following high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII (First Class Petty Officer) from 1941-1945. After the war, Gene married Donna J. Miller from Navarre. They lived their entire life in Canton, Oh while raising their daughter. He enjoyed a long career as Purchasing Agent at Tyson Roller Bearing, retiring in 1985. During his retirement years, Gene enjoyed golf, fishing, wood working, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a selfless giver of smiles, handshakes and words of encouragement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Donna Myers; youngest brother Jack (Brenda) Myers; daughter Sheila Dumoulin; five grandchildren Jim (Amy) Steiner, Jill (Jodie) Davis, Jeff (Matrona) Cooper, Joe (Tracy) Steiner, and Joyce (Glenn) Janowicz; great-grandchildren Tyler, Cheyanne, Brock, Erin, Sam, Lilly, Jack, Rachelle, Bella and Elizabeth. Preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Family and friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 AM at the Reed Funeral Home (Canton Chapel) where Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM.
Inurnment will take place at Northlawn Cemetery.
Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com
Reed Funeral Home (Canton Chapel)