Gene Kenneth "Geno" Rhody, 80, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Wednesday, July 11th, at home with his wife, six children, and family by his side.
Born in Joliett, PA on September 26, 1937, he was a son of the late Eugene & Lila (Bendigo) Rhody.
He was the loving husband of Mary M. (Hanney) Rhody.
Geno was an Army Reservist and retired from the Garden State Tannery in Fleetwood after 40 years of employment.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
Gene was a Little League coach and mentor, and was a member of the Little League Hall of Fame. He was a CYO coach, as well as an avid hunter and trap shooter.
He will be fondly remembered for his laugh and welcoming smile.
In addition to his wife, Geno is survived by four sons: Michael Rhody & wife, Laura, Andrew Rhody & wife, Eileen, Robert Rhody & wife, Michelle, & Thomas Rhody & wife, Kimberly, two daughters: Barbara Doyle & husband, John, & Linda Fryer & husband, Rick, as well as 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ralph Rhody, & David "Sam" Rhody, and nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Harold "Hal" Rhody.
A viewing will be held Monday, July 16th, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17th, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating. There will be no calling hours at the church prior to mass.
At the family's request donations in Geno's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, South Central PA Chapter, 2595 Interstate Dr., Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17110 or St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund, 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.