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Eugene J. "Gene” Robidoux: Teacher, Computer Expert, Mathematician

Manville native died Feb. 21 in California at Verdugo Hills Hospital.

 

Eugene J. "Gene” Robidoux, of North Hollywood, California died Feb. 21 at Verdugo Hills Hospital after a long illness, according to Menard-Lacouture Funneral Home.

Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Eva (Dupont) Robidoux. He was raised in Manville and attended St. James parochial school.

Mr. Robidoux was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Class of 1954. He went on to graduate magna cum laude with his Masters and post-graduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Gene was a veteran of the Los Angeles Public School system teaching math and computer science at North Hollywood High School for over 44 years. In his earlier years Gene worked summers in television at KPLA.

A man of many interests Gene constructed his own radio apparatus and was expert with computer technology through its development over the last several decades. An adept mathematician Gene relished the chance to solve any mathematical problem regardless of length or complexity. Gene also was a train and railroad enthusiast.

Gene was the former husband and friend of Jeannine (Dery) Robidoux of Manville and is also survived by many friends on both the East and West Coasts.

His funeral will be Friday, March 1 at 9 a.m. from the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home 71 Central St., Manville followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. James Church, Division St., Manville. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manville. Visiting hours are Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5-7 p.m. 

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