Harold “Gene” Adoline

Harold “Gene” Adoline

Birth
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 May 2019 (aged 88)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 199069001 · View Source
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Harold "Gene" Adoline, 88 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019 after a life full of joy, love, humor, and perseverance. Known as Tiny, Dino, Candy Man, Far Away Grandpa, GGpa, and the Squirrel Whisperer. Gene could always make you laugh – a trait that endeared him to the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Roxanna M. Adoline, who he met in October 1955 and married in April 1957.

Gene, the youngest of six children, was born March 5, 1931, in Toledo, to Leo and Louise (Closson) Adoline. Graduated from Macomber in 1949 and served in the U.S. Army. He was a locomotive engineer for Toledo Terminal Railroad, then worked at General Mills for 23 years before retiring to work as a bus driver for tours for Lakefront Lines and as a private limo driver – a profession he loved. He was a big fan of Toledo Cherokee hockey, supporting and volunteering with the team in addition to attending Toledo Goaldiggers, Storm, and Walleye games. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage, playing cards with friends, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a fighter – despite multiple illnesses, including a battle with mesothelioma, he continued to live life fully until the end.

Surviving are his loving wife, Roxanna; three children, Gene (Loriann) Adoline, Jr., Patty "Sis" (Jeff) Atkins and Carla (Brian) Cunningham; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Jason) Haupricht, Jeff (Amanda) Atkins, Jr., Lynne Adoline, Jennifer Adoline, Matt Atkins, Megan Cunningham, and Josh Atkins; three great-grandchildren, Lance Haupricht, Grant Haupricht, and Henry Atkins; brother, Leo Adoline, Jr. and his favorite fur baby, Sophie Mae. He was preceded in death by siblings, Maggie Stambaugh, Thelma Buckholz, Jack Adoline, and Bill Adoline.


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  • Created by: Roberta Ott - Hobbs
  • Added: 12 May 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 199069001
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold “Gene” Adoline (5 Mar 1931–9 May 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 199069001, citing Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Roberta Ott - Hobbs (contributor 47517226) .