Eugene Koalkin

Eugene Joseph Koalkin

Wednesday, April 30th, 1924 - Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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Eugene Joseph “Gene” Koalkin, 96, of Ocala, Fla., peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Hawthorne Village Nursing Home of Ocala.

Gene was born on April 30, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Barnett and Becky Swirsky Koalkin. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, under the command of General George S. Patton, where he assisted in the liberation of those suffering in concentration camps in Germany. After being honorably discharged, Gene furthered his education at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute where he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After more than 40 years of loyal and productive service, Gene retired as an officer of Arnold Diamond Construction Company of Great Neck, N.Y. He also was a devoted long-time member, and served as President, of Temple Emanuel, of East Meadow, N.Y.

Above all, Gene will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be missed!

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sidney Koalkin, and sister-in-law, Sunny Koalkin.

Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his wife of 40 years, Linda Richardson Koalkin, of Ocala, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Barza and husband, Al, of Piedmont, Calif., and Sheila Gallanty and husband, Alan, of Westport, Conn.; stepson, James Crosier, Jr., of Christiansburg, Va; grandchildren, Joshua Barza, of Piedmont, Calif., Eric Gallanty and wife, Shannon, of East Walpole, Mass., Justin Gallanty, of Westport, Conn., and stepgrandson, Brandon Crosier, of Christiansburg, Va; niece, Sarah Persha; and nephew, Matt Koalkin.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, private graveside services will be conducted at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Va. where military honors to honor Gene’s service will be conducted.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or the the Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave,, Ocala, Fla., 34474.

Gene’s wife, Linda, would like to extend her appreciation to the many friends and extended family, for the outpouring of love shown during a difficult time.
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    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Joan Maggio

Posted at 12:24pm
May you RIP, our friend Gene remembering your cute smile & dry sense of humor always

Joan Maggio

Posted at 09:41am
We will always remember your cute smile & dry sense of humor’, RIP❤️❤️

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