Eugene Edwin Gerber, 85, of Marietta, passed away on Monday (Sept. 23, 2013) at The Marietta Center surrounded by family. He was born in Marietta on July 28, 1928 to Harold and Hazel (Starkey) Gerber.
Gene was an entrepreneur and owned and managed several businesses during his lifetime. He was fortunate to have a fascinating career as a mechanical contracting engineer which included working at Disney World and The Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Surviving are Barbara Gerber and their children, Debra Gerber Spieles (Mike) of Tennessee, Jan Gerber Tanner (Dewayne), Bryan Gerber (Sherri) and Mark Gerber, all of Marietta.
Gene will be missed by his grandchildren, Brianna Gerber Amos, Ethan Gerber, Lauren Gerber, Tony Spieles, April Tomlin, Brian Spieles, Alexis Myers (Luke) Jana Spieles and Reece Gerber; as well as his great-grandchildren, Brayden Gerber, Kinley Amos and Casen Amos. He will also be missed by his sister, Jackie Nutter; and numerous nieces and nephews; and friend, Joan Gerber.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Gerber; and sister, Donna Peeling.
A memorial service was held Friday. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home assisted the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lankfordfh.com.