Eugene Irwin Hecht, 71, died October 9, 1990 in Salt Lake City of ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disase).

He was born October 16, 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri to Adolph and Nellie Norbury Hecht. Married Ines Bocco in Salt Lake City. She preceded him in death on September 1, 1972. Married Dorothy Thatcher Folland April 25, 1974. Retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1981. Member of the Ambassador Athletic Club, Moose Lodge #259, International Footprinters Chapter #3 and the Transportation Club. Gene was an active golfer.Survived by wife, Dorothy; daughters, Mrs. A.C. (Gerri) Gomez; Judy Hecht, all of Salt Lake City; son, Lawrence "Larry" Hecht and wife Alison, San Francisco; step-sons, Frank J. Folland and wife Janey, Salt Lake City; Don T. Folland, Seattle; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. George (Virginia) Carlson, Hanna, Wyoming.

Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church, 450 East 2100 So. Vigil service will be held Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the church, where friends may call Friday 6:30 p.m. until time of service. Committal Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 So. Funeral directors Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to MDA, 1811 East Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, 84121.

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