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Gene Bonaduce, 81 of Tampa FL, passed away December 13, 2022. Gene was born in New Brunswick NJ on April 11, 1941, graduated from Bound Brook high school, and married his sweetheart Alexandra “Sandy” McKinstry. They relocated to Florida in 1972, spent 8 years in Okeechobee, followed by 25 years in the Ft Myers area until they retired to Beverly Hills FL in 2006.

The past 7 years he has lived in Tampa following the death of his wife. During his career with United Telephone-Sprint, he worked in various different telecommunication/technician positions. He also spent time in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer for the FL Highway Patrol. He was known for his strong work ethic and his love of cars. Also important to him throughout his life was playing sports, from bowling to baseball/softball and most recently pickleball.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Sandy. He is survived by his daughters Michelle & Cathy, his grandchildren Dillon, Cassidy & Logan, and his great granddaughter Ellie.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering for his family and close friends on January 29th, 2023, at the Sons of Italy in Tampa FL.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a veteran’s organization or a charity of your choice.

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