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Obituary of Gino Egidio (Nonno)Tonin

Gino Tonin

Gino Egidio Tonin, beloved husband, father, and Nonno passed away, at home, on his 81st birthday.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 234 Chapel St, Grass Valley. A reception will follow.

Gino is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, his children, Marena (Lou), Gina (Tim), and Gregory (Shannon) and 9 wonderful grandchildren. Gino was born in Susanville, CA on August 5, 1934 to Francesco and Maria Tonin.

Gino served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Douglas Air Craft in England where he met his beautiful wife of 55 years, Barbara.

They wed in England on Feb. 20, 1960. They settled in North Highlands, California, where he worked for McClellan Air Force Base.

Once retired, they moved to Soda Springs, California. After 10 years, they moved to Grass Valley, where they lived for 16 years. Gino was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Gino loved life. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, his garden, and watching the 49ers and the Giants. He cherished his family, his friends, his pets, being a FBI (full-blooded Italian), and his wine.

Gino has joined his family in heaven; he is dearly missed. He will remain in our hearts and memories forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gino’s name to either the Mother Teresa Program cfcs Sacramento or the American Lung Association.


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