Eugene Terry

Obituary of Eugene A. Terry

Eugene A. Terry 92, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away on September 8, 2021.

Gene was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on October 26, 1928, to the late Frank Emmett and Ruth Marie (Blake) Terry.

He also resided in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Huntington, Connecticut.

Gene served with the Connecticut State Police as a Trooper, Detective, Corporal, and Sergeant retiring in 1980. He also retired from the Sheet Metal Worker’s International Association Local 38-CT, and the Saint Vincent’s Medical Center Security Department. He was a United State Army Veteran and served from 1945 to 1948 in the European Theater with the Ninth Infantry Division. He was recalled to duty and served during the Korean War.

Gene belonged to the Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association, Local 38-CT Retirees Club, the American Legion, and the Ruskin Florida Elks Lodge #2672. He also attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center.

Gene was also a former member of the Sun City Center Men’s Club, and a volunteer driver for Samaritan Services. He was a member of the Summerfield Crossing Golf Club where he had a hole in one in 2014.

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Ellen Gasso and her husband Garry of Jensen Beach, Florida, Mrs. Linda Rentz, of Southbury, Connecticut, Mrs. Susan Crusoe, of Boston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Kimberly Stickney of California; grandchildren, Anna Crusoe, Kristin Fuimara, Katie Mondo, Patrick Murphy; five great grandchildren; many extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Gene is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly G. Terry; sister, Mrs. Ruth Kobus; brother, Frank Terry, and grandson, Daniel Murphy.

A graveside service will be held 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 Sarasota, Florida 34241.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gene’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.