OBITUARY

Eugene "Geno" Paul Barnum

5 July, 193717 November, 2020

Eugene “Geno” P. Barnum, 83 passed away from COVID-19 on November 17, 2020. He was born on July 5, 1937 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Gene graduated from Central Catholic HS, then joined the US Navy (1959-62) before beginning his 33 year career as QC supervisor at Dana, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed Purdue sports, horse racing and was an avid golfer (shot a hole-in-one during a city tournament). He served as (past) Commander of Navy Club Ship 48, and was a member of the Elks, American Legion Post 82, and FOE 3512.

Gene is survived by his daughter, Angela (Bruce) Gerdom, granddaughter, Chynna (Scott) Clemence, grandson Evan Gerdom, great-granddaughters Mariah, Brayella, Deverlynn, and great-grandson Zenner. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Darlene, in 2010, father Paul “Jack” Barnum, mother Mary Merwin, and step-mother Helen Barnum.

No service. A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Memorials to FW Rescue Mission, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, or Allen County SPCA.

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Diane King

24 November 2020

My condolences to Angie, Bruce & Chyanne. My husband & I had lots of laughs with Geno at the old Covington Bar & Grill before Tony passed in 2016. Our insurance office was close so Geno would stop by with a new story or joke and always a smile. He was one in a million. I also remember your mother Darlene. She was a sweetheart.. .. So sorry for your loss.
Diane King

Cynthia Crews

22 November 2020

I will miss Eugene (The Godfather) so very much. you touched my life and so many other staff and residents here at Coventry Meadows. I am going to miss you forever and will often think of you. Sending all my love and support and prayers to the family.
Love,
Your nurse, Cyndi.

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