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Armando Gene Ferrari

August 23, 2018
Armando Gene Ferrari
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Obituary for Armando Gene Ferrari

Armando “Gene” Ferrari , 88, passed peacefully on August 23, 2018, with his family at his side.
Born in Michigan to Guy Ferrari, an immigrant from Italy, and Josephine Klancnik, the family moved when he was just a toddler to southern Illinois where he grew up. Gene stayed in the area for his undergraduate education earning his degree from the University of Chicago. He went on to earn his Masters in Mathematics from Temple University while working at the Western Electric Engineering Research Center in Princetonwhere his career began.
Gene demonstrated his intellect and innovation prowess with the award of two patents in 1968 and 1969 for his work on wire coatings and insulation. He moved to Baltimore after completing a Western Electric Executive Training Program for which he was chosen. His distinguished career of over 35 years included roles as the Manager of the Western Electric Corporate Data Center and Plant Comptroller. Gene served on two international organization tasks forces - first for Western Electric, and then for AT&T. His contributions led to the formation of AT&T International and his position as Director of International Engineering for AT&T from which he retired.
A true renaissance man, Gene was an accomplished pianist andloved to play the music of Scott Joplin. He worked on several musical compositions as tributes to his wife, Joen. He allowedher to hear a select few and preserved for her one in writing. His talents also extended to painting in all mediums from charcoal to acrylics and can be found adorning the walls of his home. It was for his talent in the kitchen that Gene was highly regarded. Family and friends celebrated the creations he spentdays planning and preparing. To dine at the Ferrari’s was a culinary treat. His interests spanned many areas leading him to earn his much cherished pilot’s license. In retirement, Gene found great joy in helping the community by volunteering for AARP providing tax preparation.
Gene is survived by his loving wife, Joen Luy Ferrari andbrother, Joseph Ferrari; children Kelli (Phil) Hennessy Keb; James Guy Ferrari; and Kenneth (Maja) Michael Ferrari; grandchildren Mary, P.J., Madeline, Josephine and Jacob; and great grandchildren Leigha and Lucas.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Pl., Morristown on Monday at 10:00AM. Entombment Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge. Hours of visitation at the Doyle Funeral Home, 106 Maple Ave., Morristown on Sunday from 3-7PM.
In leiu of flowers, please send donations to NewBridge Services, 1259 Rt. 46E Building 2, Suite 100A, Parsippany, NJ 07054.


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Visitation

Sunday

26

Aug

3:00 PM 8/26/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Doyle Funeral Home

106 Maple Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Doyle Funeral Home
106 Maple Ave. Morristown 07960 NJ
United States

Service

Monday

27

Aug

10:00 AM 8/27/2018 10:00:00 AM
Morristown United Methodist Church

50 South Park Pl
Morristown, NJ 07860

Morristown United Methodist Church
50 South Park Pl Morristown 07860 NJ
United States
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