Gene E. Bendigo, Jr., 70, of Tower City, passed away suddenly Sunday, September 4, 2022 at his home.
Born in Ashland, February 19, 1952, a son of the late Gene "Skip" Sr., and Helen Unger Bendigo. Gene was a 1970 graduate of Williams Valley High School.
Gene was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation. While working at PennDOT, he worked for the PA Bureau of Aviation at the Harrisburg International Airport and was also Manager of the Capital City Airport for several years. Gene was currently the Assistant Manager of Bendigo Airport, Tower City.
He was a member of the Orwin Gun Club, Orwin and Williamstown Fire Companies, Tower City Loyal Order of the Moose; as well as the Bressler Club, Dutch Club, and St. Lawrence Club; all of Steelton.
He was an RC plane and drone enthusiast. He loved watching NASA and SpaceX rocket launches. He was an accomplished magician who enjoyed showing his magic tricks at various events and passing on the trade to his grandson. Gene also was known to put off a great fireworks display.
He will be remembered as a true entertainer and for his ability to bring a smile to anyone's face. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything you asked of him.
He is survived by his daughter, Brittany Schweigler and her husband Michael of York; his three grandchildren - Liam, Lillian and Logan Schweigler; two brothers - Paul Bendigo and his wife Christine of Reading; Brian Bendigo of Florida; a sister - Barbara Brown and her husband Art of Womelsdorf; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 12 noon from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin. Viewing will be from 11-12 noon at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's memory can be made to the Orwin Gun Club, 15 Gun Club Road, Tower City, PA 17980 or Orwin Fire Company, Dietrich Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.
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