June 8, 2014
Gene was one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever known. I was always impressed by his curiosity and work ethic. He never stopped pushing himself to learn and grow. He was a self-made man, a champion of the little guy, and a model of a life well lived. A warm, loving husband to Susan, father to Jon, Marji, and Joseph and “Papa” to his grandchildren, we are devastated by his passing. A memorial service will be held in Carson City Saturday, June 14, 2014..
“O powerful western fallen star!
O shades of night—O moody, tearful night!
O great star disappear’d—O the black murk that hides the star!
O cruel hands that hold me powerless—O helpless soul of me!
O harsh surrounding cloud that will not free my soul.” – Whitman
— Mike Jewell (T-1)
I remember Gene Paslov of Turkey 2 well. We affectionately called him the “old man,” as he was the oldest in our young group. He was a fine, gentle soul that everyone thought highly of and respected.
Goodbye good buddy.
— Paul Magnarella (T-2)