Retired Virginia Credit Union League (VCUL) President Gene Farley died Dec. 9. He was 82.
"Gene will always be remembered for the contributions he made to the credit union system, both here in Virginia and nationally," said Virginia league President Rick Pillow. "It's almost impossible, however, to measure the positive impact his work had on the lives of credit union members and on the success of the movement during his 40-plus-year career. He was a friend and mentor to so many of us in the credit union system. He instilled in us a real passion for the movement and for our 'people helping people' philosophy, and that is perhaps his greatest legacy."
Farley served as the Virginia league president from 1967 until his retirement in 1999.
“Gene truly led a life of service that offers inspiration for all of us,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “The success of today’s credit union movement is has been influenced by Gene’s leadership, intelligence, and generosity of spirit. While today we mourn his passing, we celebrate the legacy and wisdom he has left with us.”