FINDLEY – Walter Gene, Sr., 79, of Vintondale, died August 26, 2020. Born August 25, 1941 in Vintondale, son of the late Archie M. and Floyd Dora (Shaffer) Findley. Preceded in death by brothers, Archie, Raymond, Dean, and Lee; and sisters, Mildred, Gayle, Ruth, Doris and Carole. Survived by wife of 52 years, the former Veda Rupe; and children, Lisa Findley, Emmittsburg, MD.; Brenda Findley, Vintondale; and Walter Gene, Jr. married to Mollie (Benko) Findley, of Newburg. 10 Grandchildren: Caitlin; Nicole married to Josh Planck; Aaron; Dillon; Ryan; Walt; Kelcie; Allison; Katrina; Julia; and great granddaughter, Madelyn. Also survived by brother, Ken married to Rosie Findley; brother in law, Art Marsh; and sisters in law, Mary Findley; Joanne married to Guy Fredieu; Linda Rupe; and Betty Rupe. Gene was retired from Bethlehem Steel Open Hearth Plant, Johnstown. Friends will be received from noon - 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo. Private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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