Gene J Antonides

October 8, 1935May 13, 2012

ANTONIDES, Gene Joseph Died peacefully on May 13, 2012 after a battle with cancer. Born Oct. 8, 1935 in Pensacola, Fla., he was the son of a naval officer and lived in many places in the country before graduating from high school in Coronado, Calif. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1958. Later, he would complete master's degrees in physics and engineering from the University of Michigan and Santa Clara University. After college he moved to California to work as an engineer for Lockheed Martin. He met Sally Parker and they married in 1961. They lived in Saratoga, Calif. for 36 years, where they raised their three children. Some of Gene's passions during this time included running, coaching Little League, gardening, and tutoring his kids in math and physics. Gene and Sally moved to Roseville, Calif. in 1999, where Gene volunteered with the Sun City Roseville Foundation and played tournament softball. He was a member of the 2008 national championship softball team for his age group.

Gene is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sally; his three children and their spouses: David Antonides (Gaye VanDiggelen), Jill Antonides (Jorge Rodriguez) and Mark Antonides (Emily Han); five grandchildren; twin brother Gary; sister Mary; and brother Bruce.

A private family memorial will be held at a future date. Donations may be made in his memory to the Sun City Roseville Foundation, P.O. Box 819, Roseville,CA 95678


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Nancy Antonides-Barton

August 6, 2012

Sally and family - Gene was such a good boy, young man & man. His smile was wonderful. While we were growing up, we didn't see them too much, but I remember the summer time when the whole bunch would show up at the farm for a visit. I always thought it was so cool I had cousins who were twins. Nancy Antonides

Thomas Rittenburg

August 4, 2012

Sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

May 24, 2012

Sally and Family - We will miss Gene. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, neighbor. Please know our thoughts are with you. Gay and Roy

May 24, 2012

To the ANTONIDES family sorry for your loss may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P -|-

May 21, 2012

We are so sad at the passing of a very good man. I remember Gene as a friend, a team mate and a man of honor.It was a privilege to spend

some time with each of you and my life is better for the knowing of Gene. We are sorry that we are so far away, and could not give you this message in person. God bless and keep you in this most difficult time.

Jim and Kathy Smith