Passed away on April 6, 2017 a day shy of his 89th birthday. He is predeceased by his parents, Francis & Mary Pannaman; four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his loving daughter, Cheryl (Gary) Becker; grandchildren, Jeremy, Andrew & Tyler; many nieces & nephews; his partner of 30 years, Virginia Ohlsson; grand-dogs, Shayna, Cooper & Shelby and a community of friends in Pennsylvania, Long Island and Florida.
Gene was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a pilot of real and radio controlled airplanes. He was very handy and loved to tinker or lend a hand. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, tennis and skiing.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of WCC-6 and the Palliative Care Unit of Strong Memorial Hospital for the love and support.
Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 PM in White Haven Memorial Park. Friends are asked to gather at the main entrance.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4-6 PM at 50 Meadow Drive in Brighton.