Eugene A. DiSanto, 84, of Middletown, NJ passed away Sunday, June 16th, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune with his family by his side after suffering a stroke. He was the widower of Rosanne DiSanto.
Eugene was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on April 14, 1935, a son of the late Gilda (Rettino) and Bernard DiSanto.
A loving and dedicated father who worked tirelessly to support his family. He cared for his wife with unending love and compassion during six years of debilitating illness that preceded her passing in 2001. Gene was a vibrant and sociable friend, always willing to help. Gene was known for always having a smile and a story to share.
He was in the United States Army, Cold War veteran, served in the Third Armored Division in Germany, the first armored division to be stationed east of the Rhine River during the Cold War.
Retired after more than 30 years working for the Social Security Administration, ending his career as a quality analyst. Known for taking on the toughest cases and prioritizing the well-being of the people he served. In retirement, he worked for H&R Block for more than 10 years, earning a reputation for never turning away from even the most difficult task.
Gene has a Masters in European History from Fordham University. He loved to travel, traveling throughout Europe with his wife, and taking many extended driving trips to explore the United States in his retirement. He was a former president of the Matawan Italian American Club and an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Gene was a avid bowler and dedicated Brooklyn Dodger fan; participated in a bowling league until his enthusiasm outlasted his physical capabilities. A fan of Star Trek and American western novels and movies. He loved automobiles throughout his life; he knew the make and model of any 1940’s or 50’s era vehicle at a quick glance.
Eugene DiSanto was a loving man with a boundless heart. His memory will be cherished and his dedication to his family imparted to future generations. Gene preferred his cars be stick shift, his beer cold, and his steak well done. God bless you, Dad.
Gene joins his beloved wife, Rosanne DiSanto, and his two sons, Kevin and Louis, in heaven.
Surviving are his daughter Stephanie DiSanto of Middletown, son and daughter-in-law Brian and Maranda DiSanto of Howell, beloved and adored grandson Benjamin DiSanto, and sister Marilyn DiSanto.
Visitation for Gene will be Thursday June 20,2019 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Day Funeral Home 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 10am at St. Agnes RC Church in Atlantic Highlands. Cremation is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.
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