December 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brother Gene Rezabeck Passes to Chapter Eternal

PLAINFIELD, IN. – Triangle Fraternity is saddened to receive the news of the death of Brother Eugene Rezabeck ar47, who joined Chapter Eternal on September 3, 2017.  He passed away peacefully at Belmont Village Assisted Living in Carol Stream, Illinois at the age of 91.

A recipient of the Triangle Service Key, Brother Gene served Triangle as National President from 1963 to 1965.  He was a member of Triangle’s National Council from 1957 to 1966 and was a loyal donor to the Triangle Education Foundation.  Gene received his Service Key in 1985.

Brother Rezabeck served his Country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he was a Motor Machinist Mate on the USS Oyster Bay PT Tender in the Philippines.  After his service, he attended the Illinois Inst. of Technology, where he was inducted into Triangle Fraternity and earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering.

The day after graduation, he married Ellen Grubel – a love affair that lasted 64 years, to his death.  Gene worked his entire career at General Electric, where he was a sales engineer.  He and Ellen traveled the world, but when home in Wheaton, IL, Chicago Cubs baseball was his passion.

He is survived by his wife Ellen Rezabeck; children Cathy Rezabeck (Mike Goodwin), John Rezabeck (Julia Rezabeck), Barb Meyer (Don Meyer), and Nancy Eckman (Rolland Eckman); grandchildren Sarah May, Emily Meyer, Rebecca Senne, Neil Eckman, Ken Eckman, and Tyler Goodwin; step-grandchildren Samuel O’Ferrall and Lucy O’Ferrall; great-grandchildren Carter and Caleb May, Tobias and Elijah Cascio, Andrew Eckman, and Amelia and Theo Senne; sister-in-law Josephine Grubel; niece Jan Deem and nephew Herb Grubel.

View Brother Rezabeck’s Public Obituary here:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186601319