MIFFLINBURG – Eugene “Gene” Boyd Depew, 66, of 1695 Green Ridge Rd., for the past 23 years, entered into rest at 12:04 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015, at his home.
He was born June 14, 1949, in Lewistown, a son of Phyllis (Kell) Depew of Mifflinburg, and the late Boyd Depew. On January 22, 1983, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, he married the former Debra Haire, who survives.
Gene was a 1967 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He was a 1971 graduate of Bucknell University, and later earned a master of science degree in education from Bucknell.
Following graduation, Gene returned to Bucknell as an assistant football coach until 1992. He served as an assistant baseball coach from 1974 to 1982, and head coach from 1982 until his retirement following the 2012 season.
During his baseball coaching career, Gene won 591 games at Bucknell, guided the team to five NCAA Tournament appearances, and was named Patriot League Coach of the Year four times. Gene was inducted into the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame with the 35th Class in 2013.
He was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg, where he formerly served as deacon.
Gene was a member of the Ponderosa Hunting Camp, where he enjoyed hunting, good food and drink, and spending time with his friends.
He enjoyed golfing, playing poker, and woodworking, a craft he learned from his father.
Surviving in addition to his mother, and wife of 33 years, are one son and daughter-in-law, William and Amber Depew of Mifflinburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Anthony Threet of Mifflinburg; two grandsons, Braden and Bryson Threet; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and Cathy Depew of Wheeling, West Virginia, and Alvin and Ellen Depew of Fairfax, Virginia; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.
Family and friends are welcome to a celebration of Gene’s life at Rooke Chapel, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ted Justice officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene's memory may be made to the Bucknell University Baseball Program in care of the Bison Club, One Dent Drive, Lewisburg PA 17837.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc, 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
Bucknell University Baseball Program in care of the Bison Club
One Dent Drive, Lewisburg PA 17837