NILES - Gene A. "Geno" Core, 81 passed away at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Gene was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Niles, a son of Rocco and Catena Cafarelli Core.
A 1949 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, he was also a member of Mount Carmel Church and of the East End Italian Club.
A United States Air Force veteran, he served during the Korean War as an aviation technician.
His devotion and dedication was to his family, especially his grandchildren. Memories will be held of his travels across the world.
Gene is survived by his children, Rickey W. (Gina) Cheeks of Hudson, Fla., Catena A. "Tina" (Kevin) Coulter, Gina T. (Cam) Weese, Rocco S. (Mindy) Core and Anthony F. (Sandra) Core, all of Doylestown, and Camille M. (John) Brunie of Orlando Fla.; longtime friend and companion, Joanne Sinn; brother, Atilio "Sam" (Leslie) Core of Mineral Ridge; 10 grandchildren, Brittney, Anthony Jr., Camille, Rocco, Courtney, Samantha, Thomas, Katie, Cam Jr. and Rickey Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Jayce and Hailey; goddaughter, Kathleen Core; and three lifelong friends, Michael "Jumbo" Gangone, Frank ''Franco'' Cioffi and Thomas ''Tommy'' Matash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rocco and Catena Core; wife, Barbara; and his brother, Anthony "Nino" Core.
Private visitation and funeral services were held Thursday and Friday. Entombment was at Pineview Memorial Park.