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Eugene S. Nevius

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Service: 10:00am Fri. December 28th, 2018
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

NEVIUS, Eugene S., 71, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 20, 2018. He was born July 16, 1947 in Springfield, Ohio to Eugene A. and Louise Nevius. He graduated from Catholic Central High School, a proud member of the Class of 1965, then from Xavier University in 1969. He earned his juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 1972. After passing the bar he was hired to establish the Clark County Public Defender Office and served as its Chief Attorney from 1972 to 1975. In 1975 he joined the faculty of the Pettit College of Law as associate professor and director of Clinical Programs, while also associated in the private practice of law with the firm of Nevius and Nevius in Springfield. Gene was appointed to the Clark County Municipal Court in 1981. He was elected for the first time in 1985, winning six consecutive elections and ultimately serving as a municipal court judge for 38 years. On April 7, 1978, Gene married Nancy Smith in St. Teresa Catholic Church. They were married for nearly forty years and had three children. Gene is survived by wife Nancy; daughter Erin (Jonah Nemec) of Chicago; sons Scott (Diane) and Stephen (Emily) of Cincinnati; beloved grandsons Ethan, Jacob, and Connor; sisters Judy and Nancy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Louise, sister Diane Sherman, and brother Mark. Gene will be remembered for his many years of dedicated service to his community as well as his wit and compassion, long friendships, and unconventional golf swing. Visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in St. Teresa Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Catholic Central High School or Hospice of the Miami Valley.
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My sincere sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in your precious memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8)

- Cheryl D., Friday December 28th, 2018

When my mom (MaryAnn Burr) worked for the county she always had nothing but praise for Gene.

- Shelly Vacchiano , Friday December 28th, 2018

Judge Nevius was an inspiration to judges all over the state. One of the great people I have met on my time on the bench.

- Mark Mihok, Wednesday December 26th, 2018

Thank you Judge Nevius for being there when I needed you. I will never forget the years we worked together and the opportunities you gave me throughout my career at Municipal Court. You will be in my prayers. Kathleen Loney

- Kathleen Loney, Tuesday December 25th, 2018

Nancy, Steve, Scott and Erin – We are so sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. We have such fond memories about the years you lived next door. Brett remembers driving around with Steve and Gene in his classic convertible, Gene laying on the horn next to people and Brett and Steve yelling out, “Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?” Gene had a wonderful sense of humor, and was a great Dad, role model, neighbor and friend. We’ve benefited much from having known him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Jim, Beth and Brett Bercaw, Tuesday December 25th, 2018

Nancy and family: So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He was a great friend and I will always remember the times we shared at the many Judicial meetings we attended. whether it be at the meetings (with Brandt and Higgins); the hospitality room; or the golf course. I truly enjoyed every moment I spent with him. He was a great judge and an even better person. RIP good and faithful servant!

- Bill Lauber, Monday December 24th, 2018

We are very sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nevius family and friends.

- Karen and John Murphy , Monday December 24th, 2018

Dear Nancy, Erin, and family, Please accept our condolences for your loss. Gene and I first became acquainted during his tenure in the public defenders office; I'd lock 'em up, and Gene would try to get 'em out. We were both successful in our endeavors from time to time. I always found Gene to be an honest and truthful man, and that carried over to when he was appointed Judge of the Municipal Court. Gene could always be counted on to render a fair and impartial decision in all of the cases that came before him. He will be missed by more people than you can imagine. Rest in Peace, your Honor, you deserve it.

- Cheryl and Jim Ullom, Sunday December 23rd, 2018

RIP Judge Nevius very sad news to hear of your passing. You will be missed by many. God Bless you and your family

- James Shockley , Saturday December 22nd, 2018

the back pew of st joseph chruch will not be the same.

- matt sheridan, Saturday December 22nd, 2018

Gene was my cousin, but also one of my best friends in high school. Without him I’m not sure I would have made it out of there alive. Although we didn’t see each other often, he wa a must see whenever I was in the Springfield area. My heart felt condolences to his family, and friends ( of wich I’m sure there are too many to count).

- Bill Nevius, Saturday December 22nd, 2018

We will miss conversations about about the Browns, trivia a t the Elks, and a friendship of many years....Rest in peace friend

- Dan & Bonnie Schutte, Saturday December 22nd, 2018

RIP fellow Muskie. You did it the right way with tons of class!

- Tom Palmer, Saturday December 22nd, 2018

Truely one of my best friends . I and all the Judges in AMCJO will miss Genes wit and dedication to our profession. I will miss the many discussions we have had with Higgins and Lauber ! I will miss the time we had on the golf course but most of all I will miss his friendship. So sorry for your loss and mine too .Rest in Peace my friend.

- Michael Brandt Retired , Friday December 21st, 2018

Gene was a wonderful man who I had the priviledge of working with at Municipal Court. He was such a great man who was fair and treated everyone with respect. Sending prayers to his family and friends. Peace be with you.

- Debra D Palmer, Friday December 21st, 2018

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