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Eugene "Gene" George Kalvin

June 10, 1926 — December 8, 2020

Eugene “Gene” George  Kalvin, 94, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2020 at Mapleknoll Community in Springfield Township, Ohio. Gene was born on June 10, 1926 in Mount Olive, Illinois to Mary and George Kalvin. He attended grade school in Mount Olive and high school in Detroit Michigan. He graduated from high school at 16 and attended the University of Detroit where he studied civil engineering. Due to World War II, Gene left college to join the Army and support his country. After the war he returned to graduate from the University of Detroit. While at U of D, he met and fell in love with Mary Moran, another engineering student, and they were married on June 17, 1950. Gene and Mary eventually moved to Greenhills, Ohio when Gene was hired by Proctor and Gamble. They raised 7 children and were married for 49 years.  Gene was active as an usher at Our Lady of Rosary Church, an avid bowler and a wicked bridge player who enjoyed morning-after rehashing of all sets with Mary. After retiring from a long career as a dedicated employee at P&G, Gene and Mary traveled extensively in the US, Great Britain and Europe.  He also traveled across the US to visit his grandchildren, developing an expertise in any sport in which a grandchild participated. Gene will be remembered for his dry sense of humor, his skill with a set of tools, his love of ice cream and bourbon (not necessarily together), his determination to finish crossword puzzles and his ability to run the table when shooting pool, learned as a young boy in Mount Olive with time on his hands and apparently nothing to do except frequent the local pool hall.  Gene is survived by his daughters, Pat Kalvin and her husband Rick Krull, Peggy Schneble and her husband Doug, Susan Maguire and her husband Charlie, Kathy Hartmann and her husband Ed, Carol Cantor and her husband Tim, his daughter-in-law Tina Yelkin and her husband Kevin and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by Mary and his two sons, Mike Kalvin and Tom Kalvin. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Family Care (cancerfamilycare.org).

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