Mr. Eugene J. "Gene" Suda Sr. , age 77, of Barnesville, died Tuesday afternoon at Providence Place in Pottsville. Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital he was the son of the late Wassel and Anna (Timko) Suda. He was a 1962 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and served with the National Guard. He worked as a 1st Class Lineman for PPL and retired after 33 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Mahanoy City, He was preceded in death by a brother Basil and a sister Virginia Wink. Survivors include his wife of 54 years the former Barbara Weikel, a daughter Karen Ali and her fiancee' Pierre Gonsalves of Las Vegas, a son Eugene J. Suda Jr. and his wife Kim of Pine Grove, 2 grandchildren Kenzie and Evan Suda. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. James Carroll on Friday morning at 11 AM. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends mat call at the church beginning at 10 AM. Contributions in Gene's name to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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