Gene passed away at home with his parents at his side. He attended U. Heights, Roosevelt High, Shoreline CC & UW. He was an international sales manager for fishing /marine equipment and traveled extensively. Gene enjoyed many summers fishing with his beloved Grandma Sarah Jean Catania of Hansville, WA. His best friend, mentor, and brother Shad preceded him in death ~ a loss too great to erase. Gene is survived by his son Garrett, parents Harvey & Nancy, nieces (Sydney, Sarah, Olivia), nephew Samuel, and sister Tamera. Both sons, Gene & Shad, walked the “red-carpet of life” ~ and they left us way too soon.