Eugene E. "Gene" Reaver

October 28, 1936 ~ August 11, 2020 (age 83)


Reaver, Eugene E. “Gene”, age 83 of Fairborn, OH passed away, Tuesday, August, 11, 2020 at Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek, OH.  Born October 28, 1936 in Phoneton, Ohio, Miami County to Cory and Nellie {Heffner} Reaver.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn “Peggy” Christian.  Gene is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley {Hughes} Reaver, son, Brad Reaver, Kettering, OH, daughter, Jill (Matthew) Reaver Mastromatteo, Sarasota, FL, 6 grandchildren; Vanessa Moyer, Brandon (Bethany) Reaver, Bryan (Kelly) Reaver, Grant Mastromatteo, Cody Fisher, Luke Mastromatteo and 10 great grandchildren.

Gene was a 1954 graduate of Bethel High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabee (Construction Battalion).  He retired from Harrison Radiator as a supervisor.  Gene was a member of the Community Greene Condo Association, Fairborn, OH, enjoyed antiquing and dearly loved spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to the Mel-O-Dee Restaurant.

Funeral service 12 Noon, Monday, August 17, 2020 at FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371; Pastor Dan Denlinger officiating.  Burial to follow in New Carlisle Cemetery.  Visitation 10:30 to 12 Noon prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.  Contributions may be made in loving memory of Gene to the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter 31 W. Whipp Rd. Dayton, OH 45459 or online at  Online condolences may be expressed at

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August 17, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 West Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371

Funeral Service
August 17, 2020

12:00 PM
New Carlisle Cemetery
11545 Musselman Rd.
New Carlisle, OH 45344


Alzheimer’s Association of Dayton
31 W Whipp Road, Dayton OH 45459
Tel: 1-937-291-3332

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