Albert E. "Gene" Froebel, of 936 Forness Ave., passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, shortly after arrival at the Olean GeneralHospital.
Gene was born on March 20, 1940 in Bradford, PA and was a son of Albert A. and Camilla A. Brewer Froebel. On June 15, 1963 at the BradfordMethodistChurch, he married his wife of 56 years, Sandra E. Maxson, who survives.
Gene was a 1958 graduate of BradfordHigh School and went on with his education to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Lockhaven in 1962, playing football for both schools. He began teaching physical education and driver's education in 1962 at Bradford for about 4 years. Early in his career, Gene received his Master's Degree in Educational Administration from St. Bonaventure University. He and his wife moved to Olean and he began teaching at HinsdaleHigh School in 1966 until his retirement in 1995, where he also worked as the Athletic Director. In addition to teaching physical education and coaching football, Gene was a basketball referee in both New York and Pennsylvania for about 10 years. He also taught Driver's Education in Olean, as well as, Driver's Education at BOCES throughout his career and even into his retirement. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed wintering in Lakeland, FL.
Gene was a member of HillsideWesleyanChurch and formerly a member of the Olean Lions Club for several years. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed playing golf, hunting, and fishing.
Along with his loving wife, Gene is survived by; 3 children, Brian L. (Denise) Froebel of Olean, Eric E. (Melissa) Froebel of Atlanta, GA, and Curtis M. (Michelle) Froebel of Alden; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Heather, Joshua, Benjamin Bailey, Brianna, Braeden, Bridgette, Beckley, and Delaney; and 5 great grandchildren, Kiley, Kayla, Maddison, Anthony, and Chloe.
Gene was predeceased by; 2 sisters Joann Musgrave and Nancy DeVoe.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the HillsideWesleyanChurch, 753 Prospect Avenue, Olean, where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 10:00 am. The Rev. Dan G. Todd, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple GroveCemetery, Shinglehouse, PA
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Hinsdale Sports Boosters, 3701 Main Street, Hinsdale, New York14743 or to the Olean Sports Boosters, C/O of Meme Yanetsko, 831 Bishop Street, Olean, New York14760.