Gilginas Sr., Eugene E., Carrollton Township, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday, March 15, 2010 at Caretell Inn. Age 72 years. The son of the late Edward and Gertrude (Lugiewicz) Gilginas, Gene was born on October 26, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan. Gene was a 1955 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. He served in the United States Navy. He married Patricia Garsky, his loving wife 48 years, on April 8, 1961. She survives him. He was an Altar Server for St. Josaphat Catholic Church and was member of its Ushers’ Club. Gene was employed as a millwright for Malleable Iron retiring in 1993. He thoroughly enjoyed gardening. Surviving besides his wife Patricia are three sons and one daughter, Eugene (Geno) Gilginas, Jr., Saginaw; Theresa Graham, Saginaw; John and Amy Gilginas, Goodyear, Arizona; Thomas and Yoko Gilginas, Edmonds, Washington; seven grandchildren, Erik, Austin, Alaina, Andrew, Aubrey, Koji and Toshi; two sisters, Patricia Wachowicz and Judy (Jim) Hayes. Gene was preceded in death by two children, James Gilginas and Susan Gilginas. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Entombment will take place in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum with Military Honors conducted by V.F. W. Post #1859. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Josaphat Catholic Church, American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.