Born in Houston, Texas on August 6, 1956, Arensberg was the son of Eugene Edmund Arensberg, Sr. (d.2002) and Mary Joyce Adams Arensberg (d.2003). Eugene Edmund Arensberg lost his battle for life on February 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was plagued by overwhelming complications from multiple surgeries following his lung transplant on September 14, 2014. He was a courageous warrior and fought a hard battle without complaint and always with a smile for his caregivers. Arensberg attended Houston Public Schools, graduating from Westbury High School in 1974 and attending Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and University of Houston. As a land developer Arensberg was responsible for and managing the development of 14 subdivisions in Texas with revenues of more that 150 million as well as the syndication of approximately 5,000 acres of land in various highly successful limited partnerships from 1990 to 2006. A professional numismatist, a self-taught bullion trader/investor since 1980 and more recently in 2000 the owner/editor of the very popular blog GotGoldReport.com where Arensberg analyzed technical and fundamental developments in the precious metals markets and shared his own market research with fellow traders and fund managers. Arensberg was an avid fisherman starting at an early age at the side of his father along the gulf coast. He continued his love affair with fishing from fresh water lakes to offshore fishing for 31 years with long time brothers in the bond, El Pescador Perdido (“the lost fishermen”) a closed society of fishermen. He designed and built a 9 acre trophy bass lake on his ranch in Fort Bend County where he protected and cultivated all manner of wildlife. Arensberg was a benefactor to The Fort Bend County Museum of countless artifacts that he discovered on the banks of the Brazos River as well as Historian for Sienna Plantation. His love of fishing, wildlife and history was surpassed only by his love for his treasured wife Tricia. To all who knew him well his “bride” was his pride and joy and the love they shared for each other was a an extraordinary love that we all seek and few find. Gene was fiercely patriotic. He was a scholar and a gentleman, a man of integrity who always “did the right thing” and a man who was always willing to help his fellow man. He had a positive influence on all those who had the privilege to know him. His friends will treasure the memories of his quiet wit and beautiful smile forever more.
Arensberg is survived by his wife Tricia, her children Jessica, Carey, and Michael and grandson Micah and his sister, Dahna Brinkley and husband David, nephew, Brian Mason and niece, Casey McFarland. Those wishing to honor Gene’s memory may make a donation to www.woundedwarriorproject.org or send flowers to the service.
The service will be held at:
Saturday - February 7, 2015 3:00 p.m.
South Park Funeral Home
1310 North Main Street
Pearland, TX 77581