Wiernicz, Eugene “Gene” C.

Eugene Wiernicz Bill Bettes 1945
Eugene Wiernicz is to the left, and Bill Bettes has his hands
in the engine compartment of this 1936 Ford.
Eugene "Gene" Wiernicz 1946
Eugene “Gene” Wiernicz 1946

Eugene C. Wiernicz (“Gene”)

[Note: His name is also misspelled “Wiernitz” in the Yearbook.]

Born: 17 May 1928, Chicago IL
Died: 9 September 1965, Covina, CA

From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Sophomore Biographies”:
Eugene Wiernicz is a new student at Mar-Ken. He came to California from Chicago because of the favorable climate. His hobby is collecting coins and his ambition is to be a surgeon.

Sophomore Nicknames: Bashful
Sophomore Predictions: Gene will be a successful business????????man.

From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Eugene Wiernitz
Copyright: Chicago, Ill.
Introduction: Gene is a retiring peaceful person.
Forward: The future years will see him as a graduate from medical school.
Illustrations: Wearing the color maroon. Eating a banana split. Listening to the piece “Symphony.”
Glossary: “Where’s your Latin paper Don?”
Can you imagine: Gene studying his Latin?