April 14, 1954 - January 29, 2022
EUGENE (GENE) FRANCIS WARGACKI Eugene (Gene) Francis Wargacki of Whiting, NJ, born 4/14/1954 in Newark, NJ, passed away after a long illness on 1/29/2022. He joins his parents, John & Cecilia, leaving two sisters, Mary Anne Eigner and her husband, Rich, of Fort Myers, FL; Cecilia Wargacki of Brick, NJ; and his brother John of Linden, NJ. Gene loved the popular music of his generation, especially The Beatles, and played in many bands with his grammar school and high school friends. A gifted musician and songwriter, he began playing the drums from an early age and went on to play guitar, bass guitar and, eventually, the organ & keyboards through his adult years, beginning with the duo Judgement II, while composing many original songs along the way. He spent several years with “Chris Martino & TRAM”, playing night clubs throughout New Jersey in the 70s and early 80s. He would eventually perform part-time for weddings with the “Tony St. James Orchestra” in the 1980s while working as a purchasing sales rep for beauty supply companies. Finally, he worked for many years as a “point-of-sale” software installer with Atlantic Systems in Wall, NJ. until 2019, though his love for music would remain a life-long passion. Gene was a devoted son, beloved brother, and dear uncle to his three nieces: Maryann Lee Adesso of Toms River, Carlene Varenick of Lanoka Harbor, and Christine Coogan of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. A communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Newark, NJ. in his youth, he would later attend St. Theresa’s of the Child Jesus in Linden, NJ., and most recently, St. Martha’s Church in Point Pleasant, NJ. Gene was a steadfast supporter of The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and The Little Sisters of the Poor. His sense of humor and generous nature will be greatly missed by his siblings, nieces, great nephews & niece, cousins, extended family, and many friends. A private memorial Mass will be arranged for the immediate family at an upcoming date. Donations in Gene’s memory may be made to The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and The Little Sisters of the Poor: https://www.franciscanfriars.com/friary-most-blessed-sacrament; https://littlesistersofthepoor.org/locations/
EUGENE (GENE) FRANCIS WARGACKI Eugene (Gene) Francis Wargacki of Whiting, NJ, born 4/14/1954 in Newark, NJ, passed away after a long illness on 1/29/2022. He joins his parents, John & Cecilia, leaving... View Obituary & Service Information
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