Eugene M. Walsh Jr., “Geno” of Chesterton, formerly of Blasdell, N.Y. passed
away Friday, April 27 at Jesse Brown Veterans Hospital, Chicago. He was 67.
He was born July 7, 1939 in Scranton, Penn., the son of Eugene and Mary
O’Boyle Walsh, both of whom preceded him in death.
On June 12, 2004 in Stockton, N.Y., he married Carol Miller Crossan, who
survives in Chesterton.
He is also survived by a son, Michael (Cheryl) Walsh of Crown Point; a
daughter, Laurie (Kerry) Watts of Charlotte, N.C.; step-children, Gary
(Barbara) Crossan of Dunkirk, N.Y., Grant (Kathleen) Crossan of Hilton, N.Y.
and Gloria (John) Burke of Stockton, N.Y.; a brother, Tom (Pat) Walsh of
Blasdell, N.Y.; nieces, Sharon (Dave) Beres of Blasdell, N.Y. and Julie
(John) Kuebler of Hamburg, N.Y.; a nephew, Thomas Walsh, Jr. of Blasdell,
N.Y. and nine step-grandchildren.
Geno served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Chesterton American
Legion Post 170 where he served in various positions, formerly commander and
presently historian. He was a member of Chesterton Moose Lodge 1623 and a
member of Harley Owners Assoc. He was a Little League baseball coach for
State Park League and an umpire. Geno enjoyed riding his Harley and traveled
to each of the contiguous United States and the Canadian Provinces on his
bike. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, tinkering with
his vintage VW Bug and NASCAR racing.
A funeral service, Rev. Mike Cloud officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
May 2 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Cremation with interment of ashes will
be at Chesterton Cemetery, Friday, May 4.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with American Legion Service at 7
p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.