Eugene H. Gleixner, 90, of Naples, FL and a long time resident of Saint Marys, PA, passed away on October 1, 2020. Gene was born the son of Alfred (Shoey) Gleixner and Frances (Pat) Meyer Gleixner on September 19,1930 in Saint Marys. He attended the Catholic schools and graduated in 1948. After graduation, he attended the University of Notre Dame where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1952. Gene then went to work at Keystone Carbon Co. before being drafted into the Army. Following the Army, he rejoined Keystone where he became the Vice President of Research and Engineering. He retired from Keystone Powdered Metal Co. in 1996 but remained on the Board of Directors until 2014.
On August 26, 1967, Gene married Alicia Reuscher, the daughter of Benedict and Edna (Lanzel) in St. Marys Church. Gene and Alicia raised their family in St. Marys until moving to Naples, Florida in 2008. They were blessed with three children: Aaron, who lives with his wife Heidi in South Glastonbury, CT; Robert (Bob) and his wife Stacy who live in San Jose, CA; and Catherine Molnar and her husband Michael who live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Gene and Alicia were further blessed with eight grandchildren: Victoria, Emily, Sarah, Amelia, Ben, Jonathan, Isabel, and Lucille and one great grandchild, Eloise.
Gene was committed to Catholic education throughout his life. He was president of the St. Marys Catholic Foundation and served on the various school boards. In later years, he was an avid computer enthusiast and a daily Mass attendant at St. Williams Parish in Naples, FL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Marys Catholic Church at 10am on Friday, October 9th followed by burial in the St Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, October 8th at Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or the St. Marys Church, 315 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.