Eugene Anthony Stecca, age 87, loving father of five and adoring husband to wife Irene Wells Stecca, passed away in the early morning hours of June 1, 2022.
Born in 1934 Gene was a counselor, a photographer and a world traveler…but above all else he was a devoted family man.
Through an Air Force ROTC scholarship, Gene earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at the Case Institute of Technology. He then worked more than 30 years at DuPont, beginning his career in sales and advancing to his role as a marketing manager. Although this position frequently took him away from the home he cherished, he always returned from his travels with a smile, a hug and the anticipated gifts for his children.
After the passing of his first wife Caryl in 1989, he remarried five years later and was dedicated to sharing his selfless love with his entire expanded family.
His dedication to Catholicism was apparent through his role as a Eucharistic minister as well as his teaching of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. He also shared his musical talents with the church as a cantor and a member of the choir.
Gene is survived by his wife Irene, his daughter Jennifer, his two sons Kevin and Paul, his stepdaughters Lin and Patti, his stepson Michael, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.