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Eugene Holmes

Born: Mon., Jul. 3, 1933
Died: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 01, 2017
Location: East Pittsburgh

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu., Feb. 02, 2017
Location: East Pittsburgh

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On Sunday, January 29, 2017, in the stillness of the afternoon, Eugene Holmes, 83 years young, passed away peacefully at home, just where he wanted to be.

Eugene had been living with his granddaughter and her family in Hermine, PA since September, but he was best known from living in East Pittsburgh on Electric Avenue for the past 17 years.  Eugene leaves behind 4 children, Samuel, Juanita, Michael and special son Emmanuel.  He was the loving father-in-law of Pascha, Debbie and Linda.  Eugene was the grandfather of Juliet, Amy, Michael, Sharon, Joetta, Jennifer and Christopher. Eugene is preceded in death by his son Gilbert, grandsons Joseph Eugene and Justin Joseph, and great-grandson Joseph Robert.  Eugene had a very special relationship with his granddaughter Juliet and her husband Bill.  Eugene held great pride in his great-grandchildren, Gabriella and William, and whom he spoke with daily, giving them words of encouragement.  Additionally, Eugene had other great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Makenzie, and Makayla.  Eugene is survived by siblings Robert, Paul, Joseph, Laura and Helen.  Eugene and his brother, Robert, were best friends, and held a special relationship until the end.  Eugene is survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Eugene held special places in his heart for his sister-in-law, Carol, Pam Kelley, his pal,Tom and all of his friends from the Caring and Sharing program.  Eugene was a devoted volunteer for the Sharing and Caring program for 20 years.  In addition, he spent many years helping others. Eugene would do without, in order to help a friend or family member in need. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Eugene was a Korean War Veteran and member of the AOH Division #17 in Monroeville.


Friends welcome Wednesday 2-8 PM in the Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800 where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday. at 12 noon.


Eugene will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.


Memorial donations may be made to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661,
112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.





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Kelly McPoland
   Posted Mon January 30, 2017
I'm so sorry for your great loss. It sounds like you had a wonderful life together among special people.

debbie hunt
   Posted Tue January 31, 2017
sorry for ur loss he was a great man i loved the way he picked on me he also treated me like i was his daughter he would scold me n make me fill loved gonna miss u dad/pap RIP

John Martin
   Posted Tue January 31, 2017
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. As a long time member of Sharing & Caring, I have had the pleasure to work with Gene "Gino" on many of our Boat Rides for hosptilalized veterans. Gene had a deep dedication towards serving our veterans. He knew his responsibilities during the boat rides and performed them without regard for his own physical issues that he has dealt with for several years. Gene was a special volunteer for Sharing & Caring and will be sorely missed. May God Bless you all during this difficult time and may you keep the memories of Gene in your hearts for the difficult days ahead.

marlene fulcomer
   Posted Tue January 31, 2017
uncle gene, you will be greatly missed by all your family. you were the best uncle a niece could ever have. to my cousin Julie, im so sorry for your loss, but always remember he will always be in your heart, and he will always be watching over you, bill and your children.

Carl & Shelly
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort knowing that the memories you all shared will linger forever.

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