Gene Proper

Gene L. Proper

1937 - 2008

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Obituary of Gene Proper

Gene L. Proper, age 70, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 22, 2008 at his home.

Gene was born April 14, 1937 in Canandaigua, a son of Elmer & Mildred Proper. Gene was a veteran of the US Army. He was the loving husband of Loretta (Britton) Proper; she survives.

Gene was an avid hunter and race fan, but most of all he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Gene is survived by his wife Loretta; his children, Teresa (Tom) Ferguson of Canadice, Tammy Proper of Naples, Gene Proper Jr. & Cindy Proper both of Honeoye; his mother, Mildred Proper of Bloomfield; grandchildren, Jennifer Proper, Joel & Jessica Foti & Dylan Ferguson; his sisters, Kathy (Gabriel) Lopez of NH & Janet Proper of West Bloomfield; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Briggs St., Honeoye, where funeral services will be held 11 am, Thursday.

Contributions may be made to the Honeoye American Legion, W. Lake Rd., Honeoye; the Sands Cancer Center, Parrish St., Canadaigua; or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, Geneva, NY. Those who wish to light a candle for Gene may do so at