Gene Gasselle was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. He served in the Royal Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. In 1962, Gene married Marilyn Clancy, a Seaboard flight attendant. They were married for seventeen years, until her death in 1979.
Gene is survived by his son, David Hilbern; grandchildren Mary and Nicholas Hilbern; and nieces and nephews. He is seen here at the 2001 reunion.