Death of a Classmate -Eugene Leo Geronime - 7th co.

On Monday, June 8th, 2020, Eugene Geronime, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 90.
"Gene" was born in Saint Paul, MN and subsequently raised in Rosemont MN. Before attending the United States Naval Academy (class of '54). He married Jane, his bride of 60 years in May of 1960.
Gene's Navy career spanned 30 years of honorable service, first as a fighter pilot in carrier aviation and then in program management with advanced degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from The U.S. Naval Post Graduate School and Stanford University.
After retirement from the Navy, he worked fifteen more distinguished years for McDonnell Douglas in St Louis, MO before retiring in Punta Gorda, FL where he enjoyed sailing and traveling throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Additionally, Gene continued to be active in various organizations including: the Florida International Air Show, the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the Military Heritage and Aviation Museum (where he was inducted into the Museum Wall of Warriors for service to country and community in 2010).
Gene was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary Geronime and is survived by: his wife, Jane, sister, Mary Lou Bauer (Bernard), children: Cynthia Amundson (Eric), Brian Geronime (Jill) and Pamela Roberts as well as eight grandchildren two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews across the U.S. and abroad.
A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Punta Gorda, FL on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:00 AM and Gene will be interred into Arlington National Cemetery in the spring. The family asks that instead of flowers please send an online donation in Gene's honor to the Military Heritage Museum of Punta Gorda.

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