Eugene Coleman Karnes

February 8, 1937May 2, 2021

Eugene "Gene" Coleman Karnes, 84, of Stuart FL, formerly of Elizabeth Twp.,PA , passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Martin North. Gene was born on February 8, 1937 to the late Clifford E. Karnes Sr. and Ada Bernice (Coleman) Karnes. Gene worked at US Steel, Homestead Works in the carpenter shop, retiring in 1984. He relocated to Florida and was a Superintendent at Wharton- Smith Inc., retiring in 2010. Gene loved being on the water with his boat whether it be on the Monongahela River or in the ocean. He also enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Hartley Karnes. Daughter Cheryl (Don) Collage of Short Gap WV, Scott Karnes, Tampa FL, and Todd Karnes of DeLand FL. Grandchildren, Kellianne Frketic, Karalee & Kaelin Collage , Robert Karnes, Brittney, Amber & Misty Karnes. Great grandchildren, Quinten, Ava, Alexandra, Gabriella & Landon. Brother Clifford E Karnes Jr (Sharon). Step children, Greg Poland, Brian (Dawn) Poland, Daughter in Law Mary Kay Poland. Grandchildren Megan, Derek & Kylie Poland.

He was preceded in death by his son Mark Dennis Karnes, sister Mildred R. Karnes Larson and Stepson Joe Poland III.

Internment to be held at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA, at a later date.


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Dawn Poland

May 5, 2021

Gene, thank you for welcoming us into your family and allowing the four of us to invade your home for a week every summer. We always enjoyed our time with you and can’t thank you enough for all the good memories. Some of our best family times were there and your generosity and graciousness will never be forgotten. You will be truly missed my friend. We love you

Elio Del Greco

May 3, 2021

Gene , I will always remember you for your graceful hospitality and your wit. We lost a great Poker player and friend, rest in peace.