Eugene Donnelly, 65, of Laflin, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born in Pittston May 15, 1957, and was the son of the late William and Helen Scalonge Donnelly.
Eugene was a member of St. John The Evangelist Parish Church, Pittston. He was a graduate of St. John The Evangelist High School, class of 1975, and a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Engineering.
He started his career as a Professional Engineer for the Pennsylvania Gas & Water Company, advanced to Northern Division Engineering Manager, then moved on to Operational Superintendent for the Northern Division of PG Energy. He was currently a Principal Project Engineer for UGI. He was well respected throughout his career for both his knowledge and his interaction with fellow employees and other industry professionals.
Eugene enjoyed playing golf and was active with the Pine Hills Golf League in Taylor. He also enjoyed playing in local dart leagues, based out of the Hill Inn in Hughestown. For many years, Eugene volunteered his time as a youth and travel league basketball coach, and he took pride in coaching his own children and many local children for many years.
He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cheryl Nyzio Donnelly, son Dr. Patrick and his wife Dr. Ania Donnelly, of Pittsburgh, daughter Alana Donnelly and fiancé Luke Metzler, of Pittsburgh, brother William “Billy” Donnelly and his wife Mari, of Scranton, and sister Patricia Kozicki and husband Richard, of Easton. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Diane Luke, and husband John Luke, of Pittston Twp., and several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday May 21, 2022, at 10:00am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston with Fr. Joseph Elston officiating. Friends may call on Friday May 20, 2022, from 5-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the mass, there will be no procession from the funeral home. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John The Evangelist Parish, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.