A US Navy veteran passed away unexpectedly September 1, 2019 at Matsu Regional Hospital.
He served in the US Navy on the USS Du Pont (DD-941). Gene had a long life loving and caring for his late wife, Dorothy, for 53 years. His respected career of management in the pharmaceutical industry was wide and varied. As a widower he met and married Wanda Thomas in Last Frontier and for 6 years they shared an enormous life of Alaska sized experiences and challenges. His great love for family was his purpose in life and his pleasure was to choose Alaska as his final home. Having been an enthusiast of card games his favorites were poker and Hand & Foot. Both bringing to his circle many valued friendships; all of whom will greatly miss his quick wit, and rowdy sense of humor.
Eugene leaves behind his wife, Wanda, of Wasilla, AK a son, Ronald Sommers and his wife Debra Sommers of Illinois, a daughter, Tonja Sommers of California, and His chosen grandsons, Dylan and Ian Bryant both of Wasilla, AK.
A celebration of life and potluck will be shared at American Legion post 35 Wasilla, Alaska on September 22, 2019 at 2pm till 4pm.