Gene B. Flesner of Watsonville, California joined his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary, in heaven on the night of April 19th this year while surrounded by his loved ones.
Gene was like a nice sip of bourbon — smooth and sweet, with just a little bit of spice to hint at that devilish wit of his. He enjoyed a nice drive and never left the house without his Stetson, always the gentleman, making sure to take it off whenever he walked inside. If there was any one person who could make a stranger feel welcome and as if they’d known you forever, Gene was that person.
He was a tinkerer at heart who loved working with his hands, and ending his day with his favorite meal of chili beans. However, he was also known to enjoy a nice pizza pie with his favorite people in the world — his family, his hearty laughter making it known how much he enjoyed being around them.
Gene is loved and survived by his three daughters Deborah, Karen, and Leila, his 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held to honor his life. Until we meet again, “See ya later, alligator”
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