GENEVA – The city of Geneva is mourning the loss of its fleet maintenance supervisor, Gary Paris, 60, who died unexpectedly, officials announced in a news release.
Paris died April 4 at his home in Maple Park, the release stated.
Paris worked for the city for 29 years, the last 12 overseeing and maintaining the municipality’s fleet of 198 vehicles and equipment, the release stated.
Public Works Director Rich Babica described him as “one of the hidden assets of the city,” in the release.
“He worked to ensure there was never a piece of equipment out of service that we needed to get the job done,” Babica stated in the release. “When 15 out of 15 snow plows are ready to do the job – time in and time out – that meant the world to us. He added a great deal of stability to the city by keeping our vehicles running to meet the needs of the public, and his expertise will be greatly missed.”
Services were held.
Geneva’s city flag was flown at half-staff in remembrance of Paris, according to the release.