His wife Julie, family, and friends were by his side.
Condolences for Gene can be sent online to SHORT’S FUNERAL CHAPEL in Moscow, Idaho http://shortsfuneralchapel.com/, or by mail to Julie Roberts Rosa at 510 E. C Street, Moscow ID 83843.
A memorial will take place in the spring.
Gene is survived by his wife Julie; his stepchildren, Joe and Anna; his sister Sylvia and her husband Brian Shutts; and nieces Laurie, Krista and Melinda as well as 10 great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gene may be made to http://museum.wsu.edu/busload.html, in support of the Luigi Gastaldo and Flora Brevette Rosa Endowment for the “Buy-a-Busload-of-Kids” Program.