Surely his widow deserves better than "a woman named Marianne." Gene
was married to Marianne Gertsch, also of Glendale (GHS '48), whose family
moved to Glendale in the early '20s. Marianne is a retired educator
living in Grass Valley.
Gene served two hitches in the Air Force, the first as an enlisted man
during the war. He loved to fly and learned on his own in a war in a war
surplus trainer at Grand Central Airport. A minor eye problem had