About the Department
The Veterans office is responsible for providing assistance, counseling and representation to veterans and their families in accessing county, state and federal benefits.
Services of this office include burial assistance, records maintenance, providing grave markers, flags and holders for all County veterans graves and financial assistance to county cemeteries holding veterans. State benefits applied for through this office include tax exemption and educational assistance for 100% disabled veterans, emergency assistance, applications for the blind, paralyzed veterans and veterans homes. Federal Veterans Benefits applied for through this office include health care, service connected compensation, pension assistance for disabled unemployable veterans and counseling for surviving family members and returning veterans.
Gene is and Accredited Service Officer of the Pennsylvania Department of Military Affairs, and the American Legion authorized to represent veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has B.A. in Physical Sciences from Lock Haven University and has an M.A. from St. Francis University in Personnel/Labor Relation with graduate work at Penn State University in Public Administration.