Gene M. Slota
January 22, 1931 - June 29, 2021
Gene M. Slota, was the youngest of nine children born to Catherine and Metro Slota on January 22, 1931 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Gene is survived by his older sister Millie Wilburn, who also lives in Arizona. Gene excelled throughout school and decided to join the Air Force after high school. His luck, they sent him to weather school, then to Greenland for much of his tour. He also enjoyed a stint in Knoxville, TN before his honorable discharge and return to Allentown to attend Lehigh University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and joined Phi Beta Kappa. Gene and his cousin Richard took a trip to California after college and both loved Los Angeles. Gene really like California, deciding to stay in L.A.. So he joined the Food and Drug Administration to stay in L.A. Gene initially lived in Highland Park and then moved to Torrance so his nephew could attend college and stay with him. FDA relocated Gene to San Francisco, where he finished his career and took early retirement.
Gene was a kind and generous man always willing to help others. He was somewhat shy but had a great sense of humor and a quick wit. Sarcasm was his favorite humor style. Gene never married, preferring to live alone, but he doted on his nieces and nephews whenever he could. He will be sorely missed by his sister and those nieces and nephews who loved him: Barbara McGuire; Beverly Frain; Cathy Fieguth; Rod Slota; David Wilburn; Jaime McGuire; Jessica Frain; Rachel Frain; Richard Kalady; Donald Kalady; Elle Skurla; Sean Wilburn and Kaley Cook.
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