Eugene (Gene) Perry, 93, Whiting, died on Wednesday, May 20, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ. Gene, born on March 7, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, is the youngest of five sons of Margaret and John Perry. A WW II Navy veteran, Gene graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with, both, a BS and MA Degree. He was passionately devoted to Catholic Education and spent his forty-two year career as both a coach and High School History teacher at Brooklyn Preparatory School (1961-1969), and Seton Catholic Central High School (1969-2001) in Binghamton, NY. A communicant of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting, Gene devoted his retirement years in service to others. He was a member of the Respect Life Committee, Helping Hands, the Adoration Society, and a volunteer with Meridian Hospice and Twin Bridges Nursing Home. Gene was predeceased by his beloved parents, “Marge and Jack”, and his four older brothers, Joseph, John, Bill (Willie) and Al. He is survived by his loving companion, Judy Bloodgood, seventeen nieces and nephews, and an ever growing number of grandnieces and grandnephews. “Uncle Genie,” a beloved family figure took great pride in his title of “Patriarch.” With his love of history, music, fishing, and food, along with his joy of life and great humor, he was a mentor, advisor and friend to all his family and friends. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Whiting pending the reopening of our Churches. Donations to: Birth Right of Ocean County, 1545 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755, Phone: 732-349-0154 in Eugene’s name may be made in lieu of flowers.