Rochester: February 19, 2015 at age 85. Survived by daughters, Carrie (Peter) Nimmer & Amy Degus; son, Glenn Degus; niece, Dolores Stephens; grandson, Max Nimmer; a large extended family and loving friends. A member of the Greatest Generation, “Gene” served in WWII. He rode horse-drawn wagons, flown planes, raced cars, and could build or fix almost anything. Eugene retired from the local Operating Engineers union in 1991, and was caretaker at DeMay’s Hotel in Greece for 20 years before it closed in 2003.
A service will be held at a later date.
Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com
My heart goes out to you and your family. You dad sounds like a wonderful man who will live in your heart forever. My prayers go out to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your dad rest in peace…
Your dad was a good man who truly COULD fix anything. Many good memories, Ame.
Dearest Amy (my sweet Bb),
Your father sounds as though he lived life to the fullest. I will miss the pictures and posts on FB of your dear dad which you have shared with us over the past several years. I know you will miss him dearly. You were both so fortunate to have lived so close and seemed as though you were best buds. I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Amy , We’re so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Learned much about this hero of a guy in reading this.
We send you a big hug and please know that we’re holding him ( and you )in our prayers. Love —
Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
I’m sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad as a quiet, strong & capable man.
I’m sorry to read about your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Tom and I were so sorry to hear about Gene. He was a good friend to Tom’s Aunt Irene at the Hotel DeMay. I loved visiting him and hearing his stories. He made me laugh and was one of my favorite people. Our sympathy to you and your family.
To all of Gene’s family:
I was married to Kevin Lynd, son of Sue & Dan Lynd. My memories of Gene are all wonderful. He was a true gentleman with a sweet disposition & kind heart. Gene was a “man’s man” in all the best possible ways. He could definitely fix anything & was so good to explain anytime he was asked a “how to fix it” question.
My sons, Conner & Jamison Lynd, adored Gene & because of their love for “Grandma Honeybunch” (Marilyn), considered Gene like another special GrandDad.
The last time we enjoyed Gene’s company was in Aug. 2010 when he came to Conner’s h.s. graduation party. He was his usual sweet, gracious self & it was a genuine honor to our family that he joined us.
I am genuinely sorry for your loss; he was a special man. My prayers & thoughts are with you all.