Eugene E. Bishop, 57, of Middletown died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at home. Gene was born in Newport, son of the late Broaddus and Angela (Chagaris) Bishop.

Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a loving father, grandfather, he leaves his daughter Katie E. Bishop and his granddaughter Mailee Walmsley.

He also leaves two brothers Paul Bishop and his wife Jackie of Maryland and Steven Bishop of Middletown.

Gene was the father of the late Michael Bishop and brother of the late Barbara Ray, Nicholas Bishop and Catherine Kennedy.

Funeral service will be private.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.