Eugene A. “Gene” Gress, 82, of Bellaire, Ohio died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Park Health Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio. He was born November 5, 1934 in Pleasant Grove, Ohio, a son of the late Lawrence Richard and Anne Marie Zigo Gress.
Gene was a retired Chemist for J.P. Nissen Company, a Lutheran by faith, a member of East Richland Evangelical Friends Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was also a member of the NRA and American Rifle Association and the American Chemical Society.
Gene was a graduate of Bridgeport High School Class of 1952, Bethany College Class of 1956, serving as Treasurer of the Phi Kappa Tua Fraternity and attended Penn State University.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Miller.
Surviving are his wife Gail Marie Swab Gress of Bellaire; his children, David (Karen) Gress of St. Clairsville, Cynthia (George) Gress-Lish of Bellaire, Kurt (Amy) Gress of Tumwater, WA; a brother, Lawrence R. (Peggy) Gress, II; grandchildren, Danielle Lish, Abigail Lish, Matthew Gress, Kelly Gress and Benjamin Gress; a brother-in-law, Ed Miller of Bellaire and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11 am at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church with Pastor Ray Benesh officiating with a fellowship luncheon to follow. Inurnment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville, PA at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ickes Family Life Center in care of East Richland Evangelical Friends Church 67885 Friends Church Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bellaire.
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