Eugene (Gene) Stanley Zagorski 1931 - 2016 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather UTICA - Mr. Eugene (Gene) Stanley Zagorski, Sr., 85, of Utica, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, with his loving family by his side. Gene was born in Utica on March 31, 1931, the son of John and Rose (Gaska) Zagorski. He was raised and educated locally and was a graduate of Proctor High School. Gene proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. On April 23, 1955, Gene married Anna B. Zientek at Holy Trinity Church in Utica. For 45 years, he was employed with General Electric Company in Utica, retiring in 1990. Gene was a member of VFW Malson Jones Post 7393, NY Mills, American Legion Post 1113, Whitesboro, and Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA, Walter Skiba Post 20 in Utica. He had a real passion for fishing, hunting and golf. Gene was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Utica. Mr. Zagorski is survived by his beloved wife, Anna; three sons, Kenneth Zagorski, of Utica, Eugene Stanley Zagorski, Jr., and his wife, Sandy, of Utica, and Michael Zagorski and his wife, Michele, of Hyde Park, NY; eight cherished grandchildren, Brittany, Sarah and John Zagorski, of Hyde Park, Tiffany Zagorski, of Utica, Alicia Zagorski, of Largo, FL, Shane Coher, of Syracuse, Jamie Lin Hogarth, of Louisville, KY, and his special granddaughter, Melissa Zagorski, of Utica, who was like a daughter to Gene, always there, lovingly caring for him; four great-grandchildren, Collin, Mason, Nicholas and Alexandra; as well as several nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by his daughter, Suzanne Zagorski; son, John Michael Zagorski; grandson, Mathew Coher; brother, Chester Zagorski; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Jacob Firlit, Stella and Matt Konar and Ann Goodrich. Mr. Zagorski's funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Utica, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. His Rite of Committal and burial will be in St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyrs Cemetery in Whitesboro. There are no calling hours. Those wishing to make a donation in Gene's memory, please consider the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., N. Utica. Online guestbook and messages of sympathy at www.heintzfuneralservice.net .
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