BROOKSVILLE, FL: Robert E. Gens, 84, of Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL, formerly of Forestville, died Friday, April 27th, 2018 at Heron Pointe Health & Rehab Center in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Forestville, on May 20, 1933, the son of the late LeRoy and Winifred (Pickard) Gens.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Gens worked as a Supervisor for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. Lackawanna. He was also a mechanic and owned his own excavating business, doing work for many people in the area.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gens Mott, of Parker, CO; Cheryl (Ed) Katta, of Forestville; a son, Robert Gens, of Lakewood, CO; and a sister, Norma Gens Hausauer, of Reddick, FL. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning, at 11 o’clock with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Sheridan Center Cemetery, Town of Sheridan. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.
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