Gene "Geno” Russell Willard, 94, of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at Meritus Medical Center.
Born on May 9, 1928 in Greencastle, PA, he was the son of the late Gertrude (Shrader) and Wilmer Willard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosa Marie (Nave) Willard who passed April 24, 2001.
Gene graduated from Hagerstown High School, class of 1946.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Gene retired as a Corrections Officer at M.C.I.-Hagerstown after 30 years of service
Gene was competitive and very athletic, he enjoyed running, golf, tennis and playing chess and enjoyed reading.
He is survived by his Daughters; Victoria Lamelza of Landsdale, PA and Susan Kolmus and husband Robert of Perkasie, PA; Son Gene Willard, Jr. and wife Faith of Steger, IL; his loving companion of 20 years, Margaret S. Urcinola of Hagerstown; 4 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sister in laws and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 11 AM at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Rev. Mark Mooney officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Family will receive friends one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences can be made at www.rsthvn.com.