Eugene Augustine Bambic

March 25, 1933 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Eugene Bambic Obituary

Eugene A. Bambic, 90, of Los Angeles, California went to Heaven on October 31, 2023, surrounded by members of his family.

Gene was born on March 25, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri to August and Kathryn Mertz Bambic. He attended Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri, where he played football and graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 1954.

Gene joined the Marines at the age of 18 and went into active service at Quantico, Virginia the same year he graduated from UCM. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego and began studying at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree. While at USD he was elected the President of the American Law Student Association. He became a member of the State Bar of California in 1966 and initially worked in Los Angeles until he opened his own Law Office in Studio City, California. Gene specialized in Medical Malpractice and during the time he practiced law, he was a highly respected trial lawyer, becoming President of the California Trial Lawyers Association.

After working as an attorney, Gene became a consultant and avidly pursued business ventures such as music, film, and hospitality.

In 1953 he married Beth Joyce Garney. From that marriage, he is survived by his children, Stephanie, Julie, Britt (deceased), Michael and Brent, and grandchildren, Salina, Aaron, Jackie, John, Brianna, Brendon, Eric and Noelle.

In 1987 Gene married Paula Fatheree, who remained his wife until her passing in 2019.  He is survived by Paula's children, Jessica and Ian, and grandchildren Vincent, Sophia, and Sean. 

He is also survived by his beloved sister Mercedes Kelly.

In his youth Gene was passionate about playing piano and arranging songs. As an adult, he enjoyed going out to listen to his favorite bands and started EDGE Records with his friend Ed Hansen, promoting bands they believed in. 

Gene was deeply devoted to his wife Paula. He loved all his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends. Gene valued his relationships and was always positive and supportive. He was a strong advocate of AA and was very loyal to the organization, attending meetings frequently.

Gene found solace and community in his faith, and he was a devout Catholic throughout his youth and early adulthood. While he was studying law in San Diego, he and Beth became very close with Bishop Charles Francis Buddy. During his marriage to Paula, he joined the Self Realization Fellowship and they were very active members. Prior to his passing, he returned to his Catholic roots and found peace in Christ’s message of love and forgiveness.

If there is one way to exemplify Gene’s approach to life, it would be through the famous song “My Way” by his favorite recording artist Frank Sinatra.  Gene loved with passion and had a zest for life and lived every moment to the fullest. Gene is remembered by a host of relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed.


A Catholic service will be held at the VA National Cemetery on December 1, 2023, at 11:30 AM followed by a reception to celebrate Gene’s life. All who knew and cared for Gene are welcome.

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Funeral Service
December 1, 2023

11:30 AM
Los Angeles National Cemetery
950 S Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049


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