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Gene Perry Rhodes, 76, of West Middlesex, formerly of New Castle, died Tuesday evening (Aug. 15, 2017) at Hospitality Care Center, Hermitage.
Gene was born in McKeesport to the late David and Florence Martin Rhodes.
He married "Deanie" Blom and retired from Giant Eagle in the payroll and receiving department.
Survivors include: his wife, "Deanie," at home; two sons, Douglas (Christine) Rhodes of Erie and Gene Rhodes II of New Castle; a daughter, Diane Priest of Texas, two step-sons, Jon (Stacie) Jarzenske of Grove City and Matthew (Anita) Jarzenske of Franklin; one step-daughter, Brenda (Brian) Bacich of West Middlesex; two brothers, three sisters; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by: a son, Kenneth Rhodes; a sister, Shirley Deli; and his mother-in-law, Shirley A. Blom.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society for brain research.

Gene P., 76, of West Middlesex, formerly of New Castle.
Service: Private service Thursday evening (8-17-2017) at SMITH FUNERAL HOME of West Middlesex with Charles Brothers officiating.
Published on August 16, 2017
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