Gene Seagren

Gene Seagren, 63, a Bradford native, died peacefully October 1, 2019, at Olean General Hospital. 

Born January 31, 1956, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Anard and Mary Elizabeth (Luckman) Seagren.

He graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1974. 

Gene began his lifelong keen interest in coins when he was 11. As a young adult he worked at Case Cutlery but was eager to open his own business as a coin dealer, the Bradford Coin Shop, while in his twenties.

Gene was a man of integrity, kind, compassionate and diligent. He was always willing to share his extensive knowledge. He continued selling coins and other collectables until his passing.

He was a member of Bradford Union Lodge #749 Free and Accepted Mason.

Gene always loved hiking and recently discovered the Pitt Trail.

He is survived by three sisters, Ronnie of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jan of Chicago, Illinois, and Sue of Salem, New Jersey.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Gene’s life on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 6:30pm at the First Wesleyan Church, 692 South Kendall Ave., in Bradford, with Pastor Terri Niver officiating. There will be a private burial at Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Tuna Valley Trail Association, P.O. Box 1003, Bradford, PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

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THE GOOD SAMARITAN...My memory of Gene was this... people in Bradford were very cruel to him, inspite of this fact, he maintained his convictions, and I learned , where he got them from,,HIS MOTHER.. when I was 18, I tried to kill myself. By poisoning myself with alcohol. I thought surely I would be dead. Instead I woke up looking into the face of his mother. Gene must have found me, drowning in my own vomit because it was all over my clothing, in my hair my eyebrows everywhere. He must have carried me home, and his mother tended to me until I was well. She was a very strong Christian kind loving woman. I was shocked, first of all that I had lived. second of all, that this Good Samaritan, picked up a half dead girl and took her home to his Christian mother. Possibly he might have definitely saved my life....may this wonderful act be accounted onto him for righteousness, before God the Father and Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. And may God bless his dear wonderful mother, who cared for me with such kindness and passion I have never seen before from a stranger...true story
— Linda Marzucco

Gene & I grew up together in same neighborhood, went thru school with him and always considered him a good friend. He was honest, hard working and a loyal friend. RIP Gene. So long old friend.
— Carl Milks

Knew Gene since the early 90''s. A kind and hard working man. Will miss my friend. R.I.P.
— rodney forness

I''ve known Gene for many years, from our class in school and so much more. He was always so kind and a good business man. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
— Brenda Abrams

Gene Seagren was a kind and gentle soul. He endured a lot of teasing and harrassment during his school years. He had his special interests and became experts in those fields. The world lost a good man when Gene breathed his last breath.
— Kathy Vance

I was in school with Gene. He was such a kind and gentle spirited person. He will be missed.
— Kenny Thimas

Gene was a good friend and exceptional person. I was Gene’s friend since the 80’s. I will miss him
— Jack Gee

Condolences

  • THE GOOD SAMARITAN...My memory of Gene was this... people in Bradford were very cruel to him, inspite of this fact, he maintained his convictions, and I learned , where he got them from,,HIS MOTHER.. when I was 18, I tried to kill myself. By poisoning myself with alcohol. I thought surely I would be dead. Instead I woke up looking into the face of his mother. Gene must have found me, drowning in my own vomit because it was all over my clothing, in my hair my eyebrows everywhere. He must have carried me home, and his mother tended to me until I was well. She was a very strong Christian kind loving woman. I was shocked, first of all that I had lived. second of all, that this Good Samaritan, picked up a half dead girl and took her home to his Christian mother. Possibly he might have definitely saved my life....may this wonderful act be accounted onto him for righteousness, before God the Father and Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. And may God bless his dear wonderful mother, who cared for me with such kindness and passion I have never seen before from a stranger...true story

    — Linda Marzucco
  • Gene & I grew up together in same neighborhood, went thru school with him and always considered him a good friend. He was honest, hard working and a loyal friend. RIP Gene. So long old friend.

    — Carl Milks
  • Knew Gene since the early 90''s. A kind and hard working man. Will miss my friend. R.I.P.

    — rodney forness
  • I''ve known Gene for many years, from our class in school and so much more. He was always so kind and a good business man. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    — Brenda Abrams
  • Gene Seagren was a kind and gentle soul. He endured a lot of teasing and harrassment during his school years. He had his special interests and became experts in those fields. The world lost a good man when Gene breathed his last breath.

    — Kathy Vance