- 48 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 2, 1964
- Date of passing: Sep 23, 2012
|For long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry, and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be. ("Breathe" by Pink Floyd)|
"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Still thinking I will just run into Gene one of these days. That would be joy."
"Another birthday has come, and we all still miss you more than words could ever say. Sending you love on your special day..."
"Still in my thoughts."
"It's the fourth time this date has rolled around. I don't need the anniversary to miss you, but it hits a little harder on this date. Our lives are different without you. Thinking of you today and always with love."
"So often in my thoughts Gene, your life remains precious to me ....always."
"Happy Birthday, my sweet brother. You are loved, remembered and missed so very much."
"Three years and I even though I now live and work overseas, I still think about Gene. Happy contrails my friend.
"On this day, an anniversary date that weighs heavily on so many of us, we remember and honor you. With Love, Your Sister"
"I saw you today when I was taking my Christmas cards down. I saw you in niece Cari's smile - wow. What a wonderful surprise- miss you Gene."
"Happy Birthday, Gene. I hope you are looking down on us and can see how much you are loved and missed."
"So often I think about Gene - in some strange way hoping that it's all some mistake and that he is living peacefully somewhere out of harms way - missing his friendship."
"Two years. In some ways, it seems as though time has stood still. This is such a difficult day for all of us, Gene, but there is some comfort in knowing that you are watching over us. Be at peace, my sweet brother...<3"
"Happy 50th Birthday, my sweet brother. You can not begin to imagine how much we all miss and love you. I hope you are recovering from a blowout birthday bash in heaven. <3"
"Hardly a day does not go by that I do not think about my colleague who had more PASSION for aviation than anyone else I know. RIP my dear friend.
"I am genes nephew and I didn't get to see him a whole lot and it has been a over a year now since he died and we miss you uncle gene and I'm very happy that you aren't suffering anymore you will be forever missed"
"It's been one year without you. We feel your loss so deeply, but we try to find peace in knowing that you are in peace. That you are no longer in the darkness. You are free. We miss you."
"Milo - You will be missed shipmate. It was a honor serving with you, in the Topcats. You truly exemplified all that was good, right and decent in the world. I wish I would have known you were hurting so bad. Fair Winds and Following Seas brother. - Trigger"
"Remembering your smile as we all do our best to get through the first Christmas without you. We didn't get to see you every year at Christmas time, but we always knew you were there. So that's how it will be this year. We know you are there with us in spirit. Please smile up there in heaven for us."
"Milo, fellow Topcat and my department head. I will always remember you as an attentive leader and meticulous, conscientious individual. You and your love ones are in my prayers."
"Remembering a good man with a very gentle soul and spirit - who was not meant to be part of the violence this world has to offer but who, unselfishly served this country with the utmost honor in combat and was never able to shake those horrors - so, he instead, with other obstacles now taking shape in his life - sadly and tragically, took his own. No more sadness. Rest in Peace, Gene."
"It's always sad to hear of those who have left this life prematurely, especially so when their life path and yours have crossed. Gene and I were on the faculty together at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. I'll always remember his warm smile, his reaching out to collaborate and cooperate, and the helicopter he piloted for me. Thanks for sharing the ride."
"My Dear Nephew - Many family gatherings; visits to the Naval Academy-and Graduation, what a day-how honored I was to be there-President Reagan spoke; my only ride in a helicopter, piloted by him; Dom Perignon champagne for my birthday! The most honorable, responsible, and ethical young man one could know. Tears are falling from my eyes as I write. Rest in Peace, Genie. Love, Aunt 'Jake'"
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
You will always be a part of your wonderful family Gene. You will live in their hearts forever."
You are remembered. You are missed. You are loved. You are loved. You are LOVED. Rest in peace..."
"Gene was a blessing to me and my family most all our lives, a friend in highschool, penpal in college, and then a faithful faithful loving friend who prayed for my children, set an impeccable example for them and made us ALL better people by his honorable life and complete love."
"I have worked for Gene for the last two years and can't think of anyone I admire more. I retired Navy but admire how far he went. Upon checking into FSCJ he took me flying in his Cessna and I was immediately hooked. Trying to get my P.P. license because of him. Just when I thought he wasn't very cool He showed me his motorcycle. I will always look up to him as a leader and a friend!"
"I am Gene's classmate from USNA. I did not get to know him well there, but our paths crossed many years later in our careers. I always respected the career he forged and will remember him fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
"Gene and I were classmates and fellow Aero majors. He was a great guy - smart as a whip and always good to have around. Whether it was homework or letting some classmates crash on his hotel room floor after a wedding reception in Annapolis, he was always there to help out. I was sad to hear the news of his passing - my thoughts are with his family."
"To Gene's sister Diane and family. Gene was a real "OFFICER and GENTLEMAN", and I am so thankful having had the privilege of working for such a wonderful professional boss at FSCJ's Aviation Center. I will always remember Gene, and the terrific First Annual Fall and Retirement party that he honored me at on 10/28/11. My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to all of Gene's loved ones."
"Gene - flying buddy RI & FL
I will cherish the wonderful flying adventures we shared, especially our Sun 'n Fun memories. Your passion for flying will go on forever as your spirit soars. You are "The Officer and a Gentleman" and will be missed...Rest in Peace, my friend."
"Gene - Classmate and Squadronmate,
You were and are a man of honor, unwavering devotion to your passions and duty, and dedicated loyalty to the people around you. You will always be remembered as a man of the greatest integrity.
Rest in Peace, Fair Winds Milo."
"I remember Gene from French classes and yearbook staff in high school. What a quiet spirit -- and such a gentle smile. Though we lost touch after high school I was always proud when I heard of his exploits and successes, which were well deserved. Prayers and condolences to all his friends and family."
"I'm so sad to hear about this. Gene was a good friend of mine in high school. We had many classes together but I really got to know him when we were on the yearbook staff together in high school. I have many memories of hanging out in the yearbook office / AV room during our study halls. I only talked to him a couple times after high school but several times I looked for him on FB or tried to see"
"I only knew you through your sister but higher praise and adoration there could not be. Her face would always beam when talking about all you had accomplished...all that you were. Her face does not shine as brightly at the moment. Even though she knows you are at peace..there is loss. But the stories keep coming and the pride is there...and her face will shine again soon. Peace Gene!"
""Gino - I'm picturing you riding through the pearly gates at 120mph on your Honda Shadow...no decal required...no ID necessary.... I know the Good Lord has his arms wrapped around you. I know you will forever be at peace, my friend. Your integrity, honor, and character will never be surpassed and will always be thought of and admired by all who had the pleasure of knowing you...""
"Gene – watch over us from above and keep us safe. I know that your spirit will forever soar above the clouds, where you loved to be more than anywhere else in this world. I will gaze out at the horizon and feel you there beside me always…"
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