Sylvester Eugene “Gene” Staffa Jr.

Gene Staffa032Sylvester Eugene “Gene” Staffa, Jr., passed from this life Friday, February 26, 2016. He was born
September 29, 1936 in New Gulf, Texas to proud parents, Sylvester Eugene Staffa, Sr.
and Ellen Johns Staffa. He was a graduate in August, 1959 of the University of Texas in Austin,
with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Gene went on to work for several small refineries,
then in 1965 he started his career at Marathon Oil until his retirement in 1991.
Gene married the love of his life, Katheleen McLemore Aguilar on October 30, 1970. His other
loves were spending time with his family, playing and watching golf, serving at church, making
jerky and pickled jalepenos, growing vegetables and herbs, as well as eating pineapple upside
down cake. Activities included fishing, cooking, UT anything especially football on TV, spicy foods
the spicier the better, also loved politics and traveling. He helped the Pilot Club for many years with
the Golf Tournament.
Gene leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Katheleen, his eight children, Debra Beathard,
Cheryl Grabow and husband Fred, Stuart Staffa and wife April, Mick Aguilar and wife Ruby, Charles Aguilar
and wife Suzie, Ellie Evans, John Aguilar and wife Amy and Anna Broughton and many Grand and Great
Grandchildren along with extended loving family members.
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Dickinson, Texas on Thursday,
March 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with family visitation at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in Dickinson
or the charity of your choice.


  1. Kathy,
    It is with great sadness to hear that Gene has passed this life. He was a great friend and neighbor. My condolences and prayers be with you in your time of grief. You know I daily tell everyone daily on my ham radio to “Smell the Flowers, Hear the Music, before the “Dance of Life” is over for us.”. My prayers will be with you during this transition. in life.

    You friend and old neighbor,

    Harvey W Adams Jr
  2. Anna, Heather and Jordan,
    We are sad to know your sorrow and that of your family during the past few days. We pray grace and peace for each of you, and that your family memories comfort you and your loved ones in the coming days.

    Kathy and Donnie
  3. Stuart,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.


    Ash Beatty
  4. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. It is always difficult when a loved one leaves us but take comfort in knowing you have the support and prayers from all of your friends.

    John Halet
  5. Chuck,
    Our condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in our prayers.

    Frank & Kim

  6. Goodbye Uncle Gene. God bless and keep you in his hands. I will pray for your family and hope my father, Rudy, will greet you on the other side along with your dad.

    Cindy Staffa

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