Gene passed away peacefully, one week shy of his 90th birthday surrounded
by loving family. He was predeceased by his parents Angelo and Rose, and
dear brother Ed.
Gene leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years Jeannette, four devoted children
Lorraine (Kevin) Shuba, Louise (Romando) Lucchesi, Sue and Joe De Martini,
four cherished grandchildren Chris Shuba, Stephen (Charlene) Shuba, Robby
and Laura Lucchesi. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and
countless devoted friends.
Gene was born in San Francisco and attended Galileo. He played football at
USF before serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, playing
football for the Marines in San Diego.
He met and married the love of his life, Jeannette Queirolo and they celebrated
their 65th anniversary in June.
Gene enjoyed a long and satisfying career at Golden Gate Disposal
(Recology), retiring after 35 years. Retirement allowed him more time for
family and dear friends, hobbies, travel, many volunteer and civic activities.
Gene endured numerous serious health challenges for several years and was
lovingly cared for by Jeannette and his four children.
Gene never lost his optimism and sense of humor throughout these struggles.
Heartfelt thanks also extended to his caregivers, especially Kathy, Maribes and