The Obit For Gino Anderson

EUGENE "GINO" JASPER ANDERSON, of Pleasantville, formerly of NEPTUNE

The Asbury Park Press, January 6, 2008

EUGENE "GINO" JASPER ANDERSON, of Pleasantville, formerly of NEPTUNE, died Friday, Jan. 4, at home. Born Jan. 13, 1943 in Atlanta, Ga., he was the only child of the late Iwillar Suggs Anderson and Eugene J. Anderson Sr.

He was a 1959 graduate of Samuel Archer High School, Atlanta, Ga. and attended Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Additionally, Eugene received special training at the Ocean County Police Academy, Lakewood, and the State Police Academy, Sea Girt. Eugene moved to Asbury Park in 1964 and later moved to Neptune. After retiring, he briefly returned to Atlanta, Ga., but returned to New Jersey and settled in Pleasantville, which is where he was residing when he passed.

From 1959 to 1961, Eugene played professional minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis, Mo. After that, he became a member of the Harlem Satellites where he traveled extensively over the United States and Canada.

In 1966, Eugene began his professional career as a correctional officer with the Jamesburg Correctional Facility, Jamesburg. In 1968, he started an illustrious career with the Asbury Park Police Department. He served in a number of positions within the department and retired in 1993 after 25 years. Eugene's special interest were all types of sports, photography, and the collecting of sports memorabilia.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Annette Smith of Douglasville, Ga.; two grandsons, Travis Keshinro of Douglasville, Ga., and Anthony Smith Jr. of Marietta, Ga.; a great-granddaughter, Ajai Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of other cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Wednesday until the funeral service at 7 p.m. at Martin Luther King Presbyterian Church, Neptune. Cremation will be private.