Mr. Gene Dale Cedron, age 87, passed away from cancer on Monday, February 3, 2020. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 7, 1932 to Nick & Tillie (Mabrito) Cedron. He wed the love of his life, LuJean McGraw, the girl he grew up across the street from, in 1953 and they were married 63 years before she preceded him to heaven in 2016. After serving 2 years in the US Army, he applied his 'never met a stranger', welcoming and friendly personality to a career as a customer service representative for S.D. Warren Paper Co. which he retired from in 1994.
Gene was a kind and generous father which he demonstrated first by raising his younger sisters and then his two daughters whom he taught the importance of integrity, hard-work, humor and love through the way he lived his life. He enjoyed salmon fishing in Lake Michigan on his boat, The Jeanie", steelhead fishing in the rivers and hunting. A Christian and lifelong member of Lakeside Baptist Church, he will be remembered for his happy whistling and ever-present smile.
Daughters, Debbie (Kam) Snider of NC, Rhonda (Mark) Aley of Norton Shores; grandchildren, Meghan Snider, Kaity (John) Barnhill, Colton Phiscator, Nikolas (Allysa) Aley and Hanna Aley; great-grand-daughters, Lydia and Quinn; sisters, Gloria (Dave) Suchecki, Linda (Bob) Pennell; sister in-law Brenda (Ron) Guy and brother-in-law Lowell (Sandy) McGraw.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Memorial donations can be made to Harbor Hospice.
"Uncle Gene was one of the greatest men I knew in my year?s. I have so many great memorie?s of him and our beautiful Aunt Lu Jean. They both always had such beautiful smiles every time I seen them. They are both going to be so missed. Love you both so much . See you when Jesus takes me home. "