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Eugene Martin Rooney, Jr.

Eugene Martin Rooney, Jr., 66, of Pittston, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Scranton on October 12, 1954, he was the son of Judith Ann Conklin Rooney of Scranton and the late Eugene Martin Rooney, Sr.

He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and Norwich University, a branch of West Point. He had worked for many years in law enforcement in Beacon, Peekskill, and Wappinger Falls, NY. He was the owner of the former Rooney’s Irish Pub on Main Street in Pittston.

He was a member of the Back Mountain Harvest Church. He had a passion for photography, flying planes and scuba diving.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Kimberly Comandy, Scranton; nieces, Tammy Comandy and her husband John Audia, Scranton and Gena Comandy and her fiancé Mark Kayfield, Phoenixville; nephew, Gary Comandy and his fiancé Brianne McIntyre,

Scranton; great-niece, Angelina Comandy;

great-nephew, Brennan McIntyre and numerous friends.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in Dunmore Cemetery.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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Mar 09, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Gene's passing. I first met Gene many years back in an advanced law enforcement photography course when he was a Detective in Peekskill NY. Thereafter we had great conversations and river diving in the Delaware River. Thanks for the memories. RIP.

Paddy O



Dec 17, 2020

To the family of Gene Rooney, I can't express how sorry I am for your loss. My heart is heavy. Gene and I go way back and had many great times together. This past year Gene and I were photography partners and shared our love for the art full heartedly. He was a master at it and I will miss our journeys into life's captures. Every picture I take Gene is in my thoughts and will be forever. He was a true friend like no other and he will always be in my heart and soul.


Dave Williams


Dec 16, 2020

I still call him Sgt. He was my mentor while I worked at the Peekskill Police Department and taught me so much. Was a true friend. Was always there when you needed him. We went tubing, scuba diving, amusement parks, motorcycle rides and was a passenger in his plane while he piloted down the Hudson to NYC. Always a great time. He came down with his motorcycle to Charleston, SC and visited us and of course we had a blast. We texted back and forth nearly every day. One of my best friends and definitely the most loyal and honorable friend anyone could wish for. I just want to pickup my phone and ask what he is doing today. Mis…


Dec 16, 2020

Sincere condolebnces from my family to yours on gene`s passing. We are friends from Rooney1s where he did a lot of good for ourr city. Thank you for sharing him with us.


Dec 16, 2020

To Gene’s Family I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. My brother Sergeant John Ballo trained Gene at the city of beacon police Force many years ago. Gene was like a brother to me when I lost my brother John. Gene was so kind, considerate, caring,religious, Man with a heart of gold and a sense of humor to match. I am truly devastated by the loss of my dear friend Gene. Please know that my prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏 sincerely, Susan Ballo Rodgers and My husband Henry Rodgers from Beacon, New York

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