Obituary: Eugene Lyssenko (Dec. 26, 1936 – June 29, 2014)

By Family July 15, 2014 12:17 pm

Eugene Lyssenko
Eugene Lyssenko
Eugene Lyssenko was born in Russia on Dec. 26, 1936, and left us June 29, 2014, from home in his favorite place on Earth, Del Norte County.

Gene came to the United States from Russia as a teenager. He loved the Lord, his family and this nation. He loved fishing this big pond known as the ocean and volunteering to help others. He had a great love for animals, children and Santa Claus, whom he portrayed at Christmas to the delight of many children.

We thank Crescent City Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they provided Gene. 

Gene is survived by his wife, Marlene, son Paul, daughter Leslie and his brother Nick Forest and family of Richmond, Maine. Mere words cannot express our loss. Gene so loved Del Norte County and you.

Until we meet again my love, your family, Marlene, Paul and Leslie.

Per his wishes, Gene was cremated and his ashes will be delivered to the sea later this year.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.