Eugene Reinsel

September 1, 1944January 12, 2021

Eugene Reinsel, 76, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Kathleen, his step-children Colleen Murta and Raymond Murta and his wife Danielle, and his step-granddaughter Olivia. Eugene is also survived by his loving siblings, Gail Miller and husband Don, Liz Heil and husband Ed, Marie Bowers and husband Charles, Fran Reinsel and wife Karen, Kathleen (Kip) Campion and husband Gerry and Tom Reinsel and wife Sue. He is also survived by his many caring nieces and nephews.

Eugene worked for 37 years with NAVSES, Department of the Navy as an inspector of ships. From his 37 years of employment he was given hats from each ship that he inspected. He has over 300 hats.

He enjoyed shooting pool, golfing and just going out with his many friends from PA. and Perry's Lake in Manahawkin. He was also very involved with the Knights of Columbus, he was a 4th degree Knight Color Corp (CC).

Due to COVID a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, May 21, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, May 21, 2021


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Larry Halvorsen

February 25, 2021

I remember Gene from our Drexel days, and as a fellow Delta Sig. Great guy, always glad to see you. I talked with him many times when we saw each other at work. Gene was a fellow NAVSSES employee for almost 40 years.

Bruce Marshall

February 24, 2021

My prayers and condolences to the family. Gene ("Digital Duck") was one of a kind. Among other talents, he helped me restore my '41 Chevy. He never missed the Oldtimers' Parties and shared his wit and joy always. Requiescat In Pace, friend!

Michael Rua

January 30, 2021

Gene will be sorely missed, he was a dedicated Knight and a all around great guy, he was always willing to help especially at the Fish Frys sitting at the entrance table with me doing the raffles and 50/50. Rest in peace my brother.

Mike rua GK

Jeffrey Hawarden

January 28, 2021

Quack Quack......
Gene to me was a Friend, a Brother Knight, and a Mentor. Always willing to guide me gently when asked. Gene was always smiling, always quacking.... he will be deeply missed. Brother you where one of a kind and we will deeply miss the passion with which you lived...and your sense of humor.
Our meetings will never be the same....
Rest in Peace My Brother!

Jeff & Louise Hawarden DD FN

Elizabeth and Ralph Zecca

January 18, 2021

We are so sorry about Gene's passing away. Sending our love and prayers for your healing. We will truly miss him and his kind ways and big smile.

Mary Deery

January 18, 2021

Dear Kathy. I know how much Gene meant to you and so many others, and I am deeply sorry for your loss. Gene was a truly exceptional person - definitely one of the 'good guys.' My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May he rest in eternal peace. Mary

Felicia Massari

January 18, 2021

Gene was a true friend. I remember him visiting and calling a friend who was ill, and he made sure the friend knew that he was loved. Gene was a giver. He was a true Knight of Columbus, serving in many capacities. He was cheerful. May God bless him always and May His peace be known to him forever.

Marygene Reilly

January 16, 2021

Dear Kathy, Sorry To hear of Gene's passing. May he rest in peace in God's hands. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marygene

Bud Macfarlne

January 15, 2021

Our prayers at Holy Mass tomorrow will be four Gene

Bud Macfarlane