He is survived by his sisters, Paula (Matt) Mogavero and twin sister Jan Russell; nephews, Sean Russell and Craig Binder; nieces, Kelly Mogavero and Carrie Binder; and he was a great-uncle to Matthew Binder.
Gene studied Ja Shin Do Martial Art. He was a 5th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. Gene was a licensed massage therapist. Through the years he worked with Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury, the AZ Diamondbacks, and the Arizona Cardinals.
He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking and riding his Harley motorcycle.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Peggy Molinaro. He will be truly missed.
Funeral services are to be held Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona.