Thanks for letting us know. Let the family know he had a bunch of friends who were praying for him on here. The best we can ask for at the end is to pass peacefully in the presence of our family at home. Sounds like he did that. RIP Gene. Glad to have known ya.I've not had any direct contact with Genes family but post on both his wife and his daughters Facebook pages indicate that Gene passed late last night or early this morning. I'll look for further confirmation but believe it to be the case.