Eugene “Gene” R. Pape, Sr., 56 of Rossiter, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Gene was born July 28, 1962 in Punxsutawney to the late Rocco Pape and Martha (Kendra) Pape who survives, of Rossiter. Gene was a member of the Resurrection Church in Rossiter. He was a former member of the Rossiter Fire Company. Gene was a very strong man and set in his ways. He spent the majority of his time in the woods hunting with family and special friends. He also loved the casino’s and going to concerts. In addition to his mother Martha, he is survived by two sons; Gino Pape and Dana of Rossiter and their daughter Giana Pape, his “Jelly Bean” and David Pape and Jessica of Louisiana. Cindy Woods, his significant other of many years, and her children; Quinton, Courtney and Kaely and one brother; Greg Pape and wife Juanita of Punxsutawney. At Gene’s request, there will be no public viewing. A memorial dinner for Gene will be held on Saunday, April 28, 2019 at the American Legion in Rossiter. Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomespa.com
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