Gene Mar, 82, of Alexandria, Virginia peacefully passed away on December 20, 2022 from an unexpected heart complication. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a lasting legacy for all that knew him. Gene will be fondly remembered by his wife of 15 years, Rachel; children: Christopher (Tammy) and Jonathan (Emily); grandchildren: Sierra; step-daughter: Peggi (Mark); sister: Yvonne; and brother: Michael. \n\nGene was a brilliant man, a member of Mensa Society, and held an immense passion for the law. He was recently recognized by the Virginia Bar Association for 50 years of service. Over 40 years as a managing partner of Bacon & Thomas, PLLC he was incredibly proud of his Bacon & Thomas family. Their work in intellectual property patents propelled the world into the 21st century, impacting every technology innovation in American lives. He travelled to Asia over 100 times in 38 years building a business of helping inventors file patents in the United States. \n\nIn recent years, he and his son, Christopher, worked diligently together to jointly patent an Angled Mounting Structure for a Video Camera Doorbell Assembly (US9740084). \n\nGene talked often of his fond memories of his time at North Field Mount Hermon (1958) and JD Law, Catholic University (1969). He also readily shared stories about the good times he had as a lifelong brother of Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity. He carried these ideals with him his entire life. He was always happy to speak to anyone about his body building regiment and the importance of investing in the stock market. \n\nHis legacy as a father will live on through his two sons, who he mentored and raised throughout his life. Christopher and Jonathan found happiness and success thanks to their supportive and caring father. His legacy as a father will live on through his sons, and his granddaughter, Sierra. Jonathan and Emily will continue to instill in Sierra the same love, care, and philosophies that Gene embodied. \n\nHis family asks that you remember the good times spent with Gene, his affable laugh, and the light he brought into your life. At Gene’s request, no service will be held.