Eugene A Robedeau, Jr.

Born: Sat., Jan. 20, 1934
Died: Thu., Mar. 14, 2019


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 21, 2019
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

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Eugene A. Robedeau, Jr., age 85, of Toledo, passed away on March 14, 2019.  He was born on January 20, 1934 to Eugene and Violet (Whaley) Robedeau, Sr. in Toledo.  Gene graduated from Macomber High School and he served in the Air National Guard.  Gene worked as an electrician for Colgan Electric and was a member of the IBEW Local 8.  Gene was a devoted hockey enthusiast. He was very involved with Bowling Green State University Hockey where he was an off-ice official for 35 years.   Gene also enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the Music Box Society.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents.   He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Marlene (Malczewski); daughter, Denise (John Bergener) Robedeau; son, Dennis (Terri) Robedeau; grandchildren, Ian, Lacey and Christian; great grandchild, Parker; sister, Jo Ann Robedeau; and by extended family and numerous friends.
Family and friends may visit on Wednesday from 3-8:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the mortuary.   Entombment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, please direct any gifts to one of Gene’s favorite programs, the BGSU Falcon Hockey team.  Gifts can be made payable to the “BGSU Foundation” and reference "Ice Hockey Fund/#300122" and may be sent to: 1851 N. Research Dr.  Bowling Green, OH  43403

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John Enright
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Mr. Robedeau was a great guy that I enjoyed talking to before BGSU hockey games. I loved running stats down to him and chatting about the visiting team and our team's shooting percentage. RIP, Gene.

Bernie Huntebrinker
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019

I am sad to read of your father's passing. Please accept my condolences for you and your family's loss.

Bernie Huntebrinker

Beth Benore Savino
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Condolences to the Robedeau family for the loss of Gene. My parents Russell and Mary Beth Benore were long term friends of the family. Many great memories but all so long ago. Please remember us to Jo Ann. The last contact we had was at Gene or Vi's funeral. Prayers for Marlene and children at this sad time. Regards,Beth (Benore) and Ben Savino.

Dick Edwards
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
To: Mrs. Robedeau, Denise and Family

How saddened I am to read of Gene's passing. I have missed seeing him at BGSU hockey games at the Salter Family Ice Arena. It was always a special treat to visit with Gene and to talk hockey. Let's hope our Falcons can win a big one for Gene in Mankato, MN this Saturday, the WCHA Hockey Finals. How terrific it would be to honor Gene with a return to NCAA Championship play. With warm, caring thoughts and so many good memories of periodic visits over the years. Dick Edwards, BG, Mayor

Bob Hall
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
I was sad to read of Gene's passing in the Toledo Blade. The first time I met Gene was in 1984 when he and I were randomly assigned as roommates during the Falcon Club trip to the Frozen Four in Lake Placid. I really enjoyed his inside perspectives on college hockey, and there's no doubt of that the Falcon's championship remained a shared highlight of our lives. I'm honored to make a contribution in his honor to the BG hockey program. Nothing could be more fitting.

Bill Rudloff
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. May your sorrow soon turn into smiles in remembering the good times.

Tom Crothers
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
To Marlene, Dennis, Terri and the Family of Gene Robedeau, Jr.:

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Gene's passing. He was a great friend to all of us in the hockey community.

May God be with you all during this time of great sorrow.

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