Eugene F. Rahner (Gene) passed away at the age of 83 Friday, January 13, 2023, after a long battle with cancer and dementia.
The second son of the late Leslie and Anne Rahner (Muth). Gene held Philadelphia close to his heart. He never missed a chance to feel the waves of the ocean against his feet. Christmas was a cherished holiday for Gene as he loved putting his trains on display. Gene was a lifelong Eagles fan. He served with the 101st Airborne from 1957-1959. After Gene retired from Bell Atlantic, he went on to work for McGuire Air Force Base in Telecommunications. He was an avid golfer for over 30 years. Gene was a proud catholic and loved attending mass. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. If ever you were in need Gene would be there whether it was to lend a hand or just give advice.
Gene is predeceased by his second wife Diane Rahner (Levering), two children Elizabeth and Eugene, and granddaughter Kristina.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Betty Rahner (Willey), six children Gail Youngblood of Florida, Charles Rahner of Texas, James Rahner of Browns Mills, Kathleen Luker of Browns Mills, Kandace Bryan of Browns Mills, and Kimberly Clendaniel of Delaware, eight grandchildren Elizabeth, Faith, Hannah, Katylynn, Megan, Michael, Shawn, and Charles, three great grandchildren Paige, David, and Louis Eugene. He also leaves behind two brothers John and Jim Rahner.
Mass will be held for Eugene on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 10am at St. Ann’s Church 22 Trenton Rd., Browns Mills, NJ. Graveside will be at 1pm at Eglington Cemetery, King’s Highway Clarksboro, NJ 08020.