Eugene S. “Gene” Bishop

Eugene S. “Gene” Bishop, 83, of Lewistown, entered into eternal rest at 5:44 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Mansfield, he was the son of the late Samuel and Edith (Cummins) Bishop. Gene was also proceeded in death by brothers, Richard and Donald Winstead, and granddaughter, Kayla Auker.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Yoder) Bishop, whom he married in 1960; children Elizabeth Sheaffer and husband Kennard, of McAlisterville, and Angela Patterson and husband Dennis, of Lewistown; grandchildren, Ashlee Patterson and fiance’ Adam Taylor, Dylan Patterson, Kyle Auker and Kelsey Auker; great-grandchildren Cohen Spickler and Cooper Colyer.

Earlier in life, Gene worked for Joe The Motorist, FMC, K’s and later Wal-Mart.

He traveled to Hawaii to place a wreath on the USS Arizona. He was a member of the VFW Post 7011 Honor Guard and volunteered for many events and funerals. He also volunteered for the Children’s Miracle Network for many years.

He was an avid Penn State fan who also loved hunting and fishing and telling stories about them.

Gene was a wonderful husband and father and he will be forever loved and missed by many.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Ronald Shupe officiating.

There will be a time of visitation with the family 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

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