Leslie Gene Procasky of Cape Haze Florida, and formally of Millstadt, Illinois died in Sarasota Florida on February 16th, 2022.
A son of the late Leroy and Golda Procasky, he was born in Freeburg Illinois on August 11, 1930. He was 91 years old.
He was united in matrimony to Anna Mae Cates of Millstadt, Illinois on February 15th, 1958. To this union, three children were born: Ricky Gene of Millstadt, Illinois, Jeffery Allen, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Angela Ann, of Sellersburg, Indiana.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife Ann, his children, Jeffrey (Jackie) Procasky, Angela (Duna)
Bolotte, Daughter in Law, Lynn Procasky, and eight grandchildren: Kale (Kylie) and Haley Procasky, Jacob(Taylor), Joey and Jillian Procasky, Noah and Jonah Scott, and Madeline Bolotte. Two great grandbabies, Phoenix Procasky and Eleanor Procasky.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Golda, his sisters, Doris (Leroy) Procasky of Millstadt, and Joyce Ann Procasky Dill of Millstadt, Illinois and his son Ricky.
After graduating from BTHS, he attended De Forest Technical Institute, before entering the Marine Corps during the Korean War. After leaving the service, he worked for Emerson Electric for several years, then accepted a job with the Federal Government, US Army Missile Command with Nike Missile Systems, part of the St. Louis Air Defense Command. Following the closing of the St Louis Air Defense Command, Gene joined the US Army Aviation Systems Command, Systems Engineering division. He also worked in the Quality Engineering Division; And finally, to the BlackHawk PM as Logistic Manager for the T-700 engine and support equipment used on the BlackHawk helicopter. He remained in the BlackHawk program management office until retirement in 1988, after which joining Dynamic Research Corporation to continue work with Special Operations Forces on the integration of the BlackHawk fleet until his second retirement in 1998.
Gene was an avid musician playing country music around the Belleville area as a member of Musician's Local #29 AF of M for 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.
In later years he was a member of St. Matthews Church in Belleville, IL, and the Fellowship Church of Englewood, Florida.
A Celebration of Life memorial will be held in Florida later in the Summer of 2022.