- On April 11, 2020
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Gene D. Sims of Daytona Beach, Florida, formerly of Ohio passed away April 10, 2020.
She was the loving daughter of the late Dorothy and Howard Hlawati. Born in Pittsburgh on August 19, 1930, Miss Sims was a Marine Veteran, expert marksman and pilot.
After a 20 year career with the FAA as the air traffic controller, supervisor and Tower Chief she retired to Florida.
Miss Sims was inducted into the Womens National Aerospace Museum as the 1st Female Air Traffic Tower Chief in the Country. She loved RV Travel, model trains, Corvettes and her puppy Chi Chi.
Surviving Miss Sims is her sister Mona L. (Benjamin) Macioszek; brother, Howard (Jeanne Martin-Hlawati) Hlawati; Niece, Michelle (Barry) Miller; Nephew, Ben (Emily) Macioszek, Chris Macioszek, Ian Hlawati; Great nieces Alexandra and Olivia; and Great nephews Benjamin and Evan.
A service and gathering will be held at a later date.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.