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Eugene Cairns

Eugene W. "Gene" Cairns

Wednesday, January 18th, 1928 - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Eugene William “Gene" Cairns, 91, a resident of Prince Frederick, MD and previously of Morehead City, NC, and Berlin, NY died on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Born on January 18, 1928, in Oceanside, NY to the late William A. and Marie K. Cairns, Gene served overseas in the US Army Air Corps / US Air Force from 1946 to 1949. After the service, he earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and then began his career as an aeronautical engineer. Gene enjoyed pistol shooting/ reloading, hunting, and golf. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Norma Rose Cairns and his daughter, Karen G. Rice. He is survived by his son, William R. Cairns and daughter-in-law Anne of Lothian, MD; his son-in-law Thomas R. Rice of Pineknoll Shores, NC; his granddaughters, Jemma Lynn Cairns Meidenbauer (Daniel) and Kristine Marie Rice Red Elk (Weston) and his great-grandchildren, Jonah Daniel and Rose Caroline Meidenbauer and Kalena Rose Red Elk. Funeral service will be held at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Monday, April 8 at 12:30 pm. Interment will be in Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC on Friday, April 12 at 10 am. Condolences may be made online at: KalasFuneralHomes.com Condolences may be made by clicking the Memory Wall link on this page.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Monday, April 8th, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    Address
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
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  • Interment

    Location
    Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    110 Montford Point Road
    JACKSONVILLE, NC 28542
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    Interment will be on Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM.

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Posted at 05:39pm
With our deepest sympathies and condolences, Your APA Family, Jorge, Paul, Clay and Lisa
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Debbie O'Steen Fleischer

Posted at 03:31pm
I Enjoyed a Close Family connection, Mr. Cairns was bigger than life and I had the utmost respect for him. His sense of humor was legendary. I know he is now with his wife Norma, & daughter Karen, in Heaven God rest his soul Debbie O'Steen Fleischer
 
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Debbie O'Steen Fleischer Posted at 09:31pm

To add to the above .... The O'Steens and the Cairns enjoyed a close family connection
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Posted at 12:19pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 10:19am
Condolences from Jack Rice and family. I will miss the cigars and stimulating conversation over a very fine martini. Rest in peace my friend.
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Posted at 10:12am
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