Eugene David Overbeck, 76, of Galveston passed away on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at UTMB, surrounded by his devoted family.
Eugene was born on December 17, 1939 in Galveston. He was in the class of 1957 at Kirwin High School and went on to serve proudly in the United States Marine Corps. Eugene was employed at Houston Lighting and Power for over 30 years before retiring. He was a charter member of the Marine Corps League Detachment #668 and a member of the Holy Family Parish, where he was active in the Men’s Club. A generous and caring husband, father, and grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his family as well as his quiet times working crosswords, reading history, and relaxing outside in his garden with his pet rabbit, Yogi.
Eugene is preceded in death by his parents, John Elmer and Ida Mae Overbeck; first wife, Rebecca Overbeck; son, Paul Overbeck; and brothers, Richard, Mickey, and Jerry Overbeck.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda Lou (Guelfi) Overbeck; his children: Pamela Mescall and husband Ed, David Overbeck and wife Patti, Katherine Maxwell and husband Brian, Andrea Cortinas and husband Orlando, and Jennifer Flores and husband Tony; grandchildren: Eric Overbeck, Mary Ellen and Paul Mescall, Michael and Austin Mattson, Shelby, Quinn, and Nathan Overbeck, Loraine and Megan Maxwell, and Noah, Nicholas, and Alexandra Cortinas; sister, Dorothy Worthen and husband Johnny; brothers, J.E. Overbeck, Robert Overbeck, Walter Overbeck and wife Joe Ann, and Louis Overbeck and wife Linda.
Eugene’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, May 20, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where Eugene served as an altar boy during his youth. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Overbeck, Brian Maxwell, Orlando Cortinas, Tony Flores, Ed Mescall, and Eric Overbeck.
Memorials may be made to the Marine Corps League Detachment #668 Scholarship Fund, 2 Ft. Point, Building 68, Galveston, TX 77550 or Holy Family Parish Preservation Fund, 1010 35th Street, Galveston, TX 77550.