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Eugene McCune

June 20, 1943 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 78)


Eugene Paul (Gene) McCune, 78, of Sheffield, Pennsylvania formerly of Beaver County, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, January 25, 2022 at his home.  Gene was born June 20, 1943 in Rochester, Pennsylvania (Beaver County) the son of the late Jess Francis McCune and Ruth Naomi McCracken McCune.  He was a 1961 graduate of Freedom Area High School, Beaver County.  Gene honorably served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era earning the rank of Sergeant.  He gained employment at the PT Alliance Steel Mill in Beaver County and his career spanned well over 40 years, retiring as a Foreman.  Gene was Lutheran by faith.  He genuinely loved the outdoors, going hunting and fishing, or for a long walk, enjoying nature.  Gene had a strong work ethic which passed on to his children.  He was very independent with strong beliefs.  His grandchildren and great granddaughter were the true sparkly in his eye.  He loved them endlessly.


Left behind to cherish Gene’s memory are his children: a son Eugene P. McCune, Jr. and wife Erma of Bluffton, South Caroline; a daughter, Paula M. Knox and husband Karl Weidner of Sheffield, PA; a brother, Richard McCune and wife Brenda; his sisters: Carol Matthews, Sandy Pierson and husband Tom; Darlene Pavkov and husband Tom and Dawn McCune.  He is further survived by his grandchildren, Kristina, Natasha, and Amanda Knox; Riley, Tucker, and Phillip McCune and one great granddaughter, Aliauna Powell as well as a sister in law, Emily (John) Phillips. 


Gene was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alice L. McCune in 1998, a daughter Lori McCune in 2017, two brothers, George and Larry McCune and a sister Von Sharpless.  There will be no visitation or services.  A celebration of life will take place in Sheffield in the spring. 


If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sheffield Ron & Gun Club, Austin Hill Road, Sheffield, PA  16347 (Please specify for the trap shooting programs)


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