A lifelong Catskill resident, Gene was the son of the late Gordon C. and Ruth Hommel. A Catskill High School graduate, he received his teaching certificate from SUNY New Paltz. He married Linda Gildersleeve on December 29, 1969.
For 35 years Gene taught 5th grade in Catskill Central Schools. He retired in 1998 and belonged to the NYS Retired Teacher’s Assoc. Gene also belonged to the Greene County Historical Society.
Loving husband of Linda Hommel, father of Peter Hommel and his wife Danielle of Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, Sara Hommel of Washington D.C., grandfather of Madeline, Zachary and Emily. Many nieces and nephews survive.
Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. A Funeral Service will conducted on Friday at 11:00 am by Rev. Joanna Tipple. Interment will follow in Town of Catskill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animalkind, Inc., P. O. Box 902, Hudson, NY 12534 or Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414. To make an online tribute please visit www.millspaughcamerato.com.