Today, July 10, 2010, I received the following brief message from Michael Wing:|
Thought you might be interested. My dad was so happy to share his photo's with you.
He died unexpectedly of a heart attack @ 73. He was the strongest man I know and I attribute this to the Marines. He made me proud."
Not so long ago I received a very pleasant message from Gene Wing and we quickly became acquainted via the Internet regarding his time on Okinawa.
Through photos and commentary emerged the story of a man who was quite proud of his achievements on the island. Much of the relative ease of transportation throughout the northern part of the main island of Okinawa can be attributed to Gene and his colleagues who carved out and literally paved the way for motorists of military and civilian persuasion.
I am truely going to miss corresponding with Gene and hope that his family is able to find peace and solace in knowing that their loved one has made tremendous contributions and has left the world a better place for having been here. I pray for Gene to enjoy well-deserved and everlasting R&R.
Please visit the Gene Wing Gallery to read his account and see the photos from his days on Okinawa.
Home: Eden, NY|
Place of Birth: Dayton, NY
Date of Death: July 9, 2010
Birthdate: April 17, 1937
He married his loving wife Beulah J. (Munson) on July 23, 1960.
Mr. Wing was a member and active in St. Paul's Lutheran Church where he was a former Elder and Sunday School Teacher. He has been a Sunday School Teacher for several churches for over 30 years. At St. Paul's Lutheran Church he sat on the Usher committee, the Cemetery Committee, and the Evangelist Committee. Mr. Wing was on the Welch Farm Museum Committee. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping, photography, and had a special love for the outdoors.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beulah J. Wing, two sons; Steven E. (Brian Gens) Wing, Michael P. (Deborah) Wing, three grandchildren; Zachary M. ,Pearson J., and Spencer T. Wing. Also surviving are his brother Richard D. (Shirley) Wing and sister Marilyn Ferry, and 34 nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Laing Funeral Home Inc. 2724 W. Church St. Eden, NY on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 7PM-9PM and Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 2PM-4PM and 7PM-9PM.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:00AM in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eden, NY
Burial will follow the services at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial my be made in his honor to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3487 N. Boston Rd Eden, NY
To light a memorial candle in memory of Eugene log onto Laing Funeral Home.