Eugene (Gene) Ames, brother of actor-singer Ed Ames and a member of the popular Ames Brothers singing group during the 1950s, died April 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz., following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 73.
Following the breakup of the Ames Brothers in the early 1960s, Ames became a freelance artist and interior designer in New Jersey and later Scottsdale.
In addition to his brother, he is survived by his wife, Ginnie Spehar Ames, two sons, a daughter, another brother and four grandchildren.
Family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.