Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gene Eisenmann; To know him was to love him

Gene Eisenmann (Paren)
Eugene Joseph Eisenmann (Better known as Gene, Geno, Geneaux, and Poppy, <or Paren to me>), my Godfather, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday May 19, 2013; Pentecost Sunday.

Pentecost Sunday, declared by the Church as a "new era", a "new age", the "age of the Church" in which "Christ now lives and a new way." (CCC 1076)

For me, it is appropriate that the man who first professed my Faith as my proxy would enter a "new era" and "new age" with Jesus in "a new way" on such a day.

I found this article on Insurance Journal regarding his passing. It states (emphasis mine):
"A giant of E&S lines, Eisenmann built companies, advanced the interests of the industry and, perhaps most importantly, helped hundreds of men and women advance and improve their careers."
And there's this partial quote (also emphasis mine):
“Gene was a great man. To know Gene was to love him. A first class businessman who rose from a humble background to the pinnacle of our industry, he never forgot where he came from. Gene was that rare individual who could get results while never losing sight of the human side of our business.” - tKg CEO James F. Keating 
And for me, this is fitting as well:

Eternal rest, grant unto my Paren O Lord. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. + + +

1 comment:

  1. May he rest in peace. Wish i had know. Connie Webber