Gene Albert Danch
He was born March 9, 1933, in his family home in Cuddy, where he lived his entire life, a son of the late Eugene and Constance Broutin Danch.
Mr. Danch proudly served two years in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.
For more than 40 years, he worked as a cement mixer driver for Silhol Builders Supply in Bridgeville, retiring in 2005. He served as a union steward for and was a member of Teamsters Local 249.
He was a talented carpenter who built his own home in the 1950s after returning from the military. He enjoyed playing at the casino, watching wrestling and movies and caring for his dog, Boots.
Surviving are his fiancée, June Wauthier Chase of Gladden; two daughters, Kathleen Weiss and Linda Jones, both of Florida; niece and nephew Conni A. (Youngo) Canella and Walter (Geraldine) Lesneski of Cuddy; two grandchildren, Simone Weiss and Tara Bell; great-niece Angela Martel; great-great-nephew Cody Joseph Trank; and two great-grandchildren.
His extended family through his fiancée includes her daughters, Elizabeth (Shin) Kang and child Alexander Kang of Virginia and Jane Chase Davis of Washington and children Chevelle Chase and Ammie Davis.
Deceased are a daughter, Jeanne Danch Bell in 2005; a sister, Bertha Danch Youngo; and a brother, Eugene “Baby Boy” Danch.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where prayers of transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with Father Stan Gregorek officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to St. Mary Church, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil, PA 15321. www.coleman-taylorfuneralservices.com