Lemon Bay Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, FL



April 18, 1931August 22, 2020

Eugene Robert Kentopp, April 18, 1931 to August 22, 2020 Gene was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to Annie and William Kentopp. He grew up with his brothers, James, George and Donald and his sisters, Ann and Josephine.

Gene met his wife, Dixie Lee, in Doylestown. They later moved to Flemington, New Jersey, where he became a self-employed mechanic. He rebuilt a lot of automatic transmissions and a lot of engines. In December 1986, he decided he had enough cold weather; so they moved to Englewood, Florida.

Gene was also a flight engineer for the Naval Air Reserves out of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. It was something he loved to do. So for two weeks a year, he toured the world with the Navy. His favorite was Rota, Spain.

Gene and Dixie have five children; Michael, Lora Anne, Daniel, Lisa (deceased) and Linda and son-in-law Gregory; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be at Living Hope Church, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Venice Memorial Gardens, Center Road, Venice, Florida. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services


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