Gene Henry Myers, 70, a well-known resident of New Milford for 44 years, died Sept. 22, 2011, at New Milford Hospital, surrounded by his family.

His long career in business management began at Benrus Watch Company of Ridgefield and concluded with his employment by Stop & Shop Corporation, where he worked for over 20 years.

Mr. Myers was also a frequent freelance contributor to the Litchfield County Times.

Mr. Myers is survived by life companion, Pat Kedenburg; his former wife and friend, Georgia Myers; three children, Preston, April and Amy Joy; four grandchildren, Gene Scott, Kourtney, Akilah and Malik; a great-granddaughter, Kaylene; a sister, Rita; and a brother, Larry; and numerous extended family members.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.