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Gene Perry Rhodes, 76, of West Middlesex, formerly of New Castle, died at Hospitality Care Center, Hermitage, on Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, 2017.
Gene was born in McKeesport to the late David and Florence Martin Rhodes.
He married "Deanie" Blom and retired from Giant Eagle in the payroll and receiving department.
Survivors include his wife "Deanie" of the residence; two sons, Douglas (Christine) Rhodes of Erie and Gene II Rhodes of New Castle; a daughter, Diane Priest of Texas; two stepsons, Jon (Stacie) Jarzenske of Grove City and Matthew (Anita) Jarzenske of Franklin; one stepdaughter, Brenda (Brian) Bacich of West Middlesex; two brothers; three sisters; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Rhodes; a sister, Shirley Deli; and his mother-in-law, Shirley A. Blom.
Private services will be Thursday evening, Aug. 17, at the Smith Funeral Home of West Middlesex. Charles Brothers will officiate.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society for Brain Research.
Published on August 16, 2017
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