EAST, Gene E., 91, departed on June 1, 2021 at Kettering Network Hospital, Troy, Ohio. He has been a resident at Randall Residence since March 21, 2018. He was born to Kenneth & Ellen East in Lima, OH on August 17, 1929. Gene was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the owner of S & E Inc. and member of Vandalia Lodge #742 F. & A. M., the Antioch Shrine and the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. Gene was also an avid bagpiper. He survived the loss of his first wife, Shirley in 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Shelly Long of Huber Heights and Barbara & Rick Belford of Lake Alfred, FL; step-children, Tina & Tim Weigel of Coldwater, OH, Todd & Kelly Dues of Coldwater, OH, Trent & Melissa Dues of Dayton and Tony & Angie Dues of Carmel, IN; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren & 13 step grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jo; brother-in-law, Lou, of Cleveland, OH; one nephew and one great nephew in Boston, MA.
A funeral service & celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shiloh Church, 5300 Philadelphia Dr., Dayton, OH 45415, where Gene was a member. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, c/o the Antioch Shrine, 107 E. First Street, Dayton, OH 45402. To send a special message to the family, please visit www.MortonWhetstoneFH.com.
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