- 67 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 29, 1945
- Date of passing: Jul 2, 2013
|Let the memory of Geno be with us forever|
"I just found out about Geno and I am sad. He was a strong personality and always so confident, I loved that about Geno. He helped me with my shyness.... he helped me with a lot of things. I met many of his friends and went to lots of fun places. He was a passionate man. Hard to believe you are gone X0 Vineda"
"Geno, The reunion went off without a hitch--thanks to your grat organizing.. Everyone was told you were responsible for it all coming together--big cheer and round of clapping.... Rick Sidebotham had a flower that had your picture in the center which he presented to me. I know you were there is spirit smiling down on us.. BTW--Happy Birthday Baby."
"Well, Geno. Our 50th Class reunion is coming October 5th. Everything is finished. Memory book is at the printer--I took it this morning. I did a very nice tribute page to you and Jim is doing a tribute at the event. Although we all will have heavy hearts, EVERYONE will celebrate you with smiles, laughter and Geno stories- you remember your Freshman year. 135 pounds--soaking wet.!.do!"
"I knew Gino for many years from ASA. One night he heard me tell someone that a kid had told my daughter that there was no Santa Clause-she was about 5. He came to our house in a fantastic Santa costume about 10 pm on Christmas Eve and I woke up the kids so they could peer around the corner and see Santa as he took presents out of his big red bag. It was priceless-Natasha believed again!"
"Gino, what to say, except WOW, what a presence he had always. He was the 1st person I met with ASA 18 years ago and he never did stop flirting with me! He was the reason I got my first dog, Pepper whom he was a godfather to. I had wanted children but it wasn't looking possible and Gino said to me, "Take responsibility for something in your life, go get a dog" I will miss you my friend."
"Edna and I had the pleasure of meeting Geno in Hawaii many years ago. We remained close friends and communicated often. We will miss him very much. He was such a lovable guy. RIP my friend.
Gary & Edna Acquavella"
"My first ASA event was '97 Valentine's party @ Windridge Apt clubhouse. I was quite nervous but the first person I saw was a big, loveable, boisterous, teddy bear of a man at the top of the stairs. He immediately made me feel welcome & always showed unconditional love towards me. Geno called me "mom" (Brent "dad") & our son became his "little brother." I loved him & will miss him dearly."
"Geno was one of the first people I met when I joined ASA 22 years ago. He encouraged me to lead several events, and he always came to those events to support me. We both shared a love of baseball, and some of my most treasured memories are playing ASA softball together. I'll miss him forever."
"Geno was a great organizer and was very proud of his ability to stretch a dollar for one of the many events that he chaired. We were working on our 50th class reunion together and talked several times a month. Even though his health was an issue, he always had a fantastic attitude. And, what a smile! We will miss you big boy."
"I needed to get in touch with Geno concerning the IHS 50 year reunion, and my search led me here. This is so saddening. I knew Geno in high school, but not that well. I really got to know him at our last reunion. A wonderful and compassionate person, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family."
"Geno was the very first person I met in ASA! He remained a very close friend over many years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. RIP Geno! I imagine he is hitting on all of the angels:-) That is just Geno!"
"Geno was a generous person. When we saw him last it was difficult because is health was already failing. Despite giving me pink eye - I loved the man. He will be missed."
"I was so sorry to hear of Geno's passing. I met him in ASA12 years ago. He was on the trip where I met my husband. I was Louise Molloy then. Geno was a warm and loving person and I was always comfortable when he was around. He will be sorely missed by many people."
"I am so sorry about Geno passing. We were on the board of our upcoming class reunion. He was a great asset to the reunion and will be missed. I was looking forward to him dancing at this reunion. (That was his promise)"
"Geno was one of nice guys who worked for our company. At Christmas Geno was the perfect Santa. The quintessential "Jolly Ole St. Nick"
Glen & Wilbur Friedson"
"Geno and I became friends in the 7th grade and remained so until---. 19 years ago we moved to Las Vegas, Geno and I talked on the phone weekly and he visited often. We painted the town red often, prtied with Entertainers and Hotel CEO"s. Geno LOVED it.. Jack and I were in Newport the weekbefore he passed and we went to lunch. It was the best Deep hole in my heart.."
"I first met Geno as a freshman at Inglewood High School. I remember him then as a caring and helpful young kid. He was always willing to help others. After many, many years, I really got to know him better when he was chair of our high school 50 year reunion committee. He really wanted to make that event, planned for this October, a success. I'm sure he will be there in spirit."
"I was Geno's boss for about 10 years. He was a great salesperson and helped make my company what it is today. He was a good friend and always a caring person and always did a great job. I'll miss you Geno."
"Geno was such a nice man, he couched me through hosting my first couple of ASA events. Alway had a smile on his face and a warm welcome to everybody. He will be missed."
"I remember the first time I met Geno, 1974, I was at Tiffinay's singles dance (Cartiea's Singles Club) Newport Beach. Geno was the bouncer. Then we met again 3 yrs. later at ASA and became good friends. He always went that "Extra mile" to help people with any problem they had, and never wanted...or needed anything in return. Saw him a mo. ago and we relived some great memories. Love you G"
"I was more than surprised to check my e-mail today and here of Geno's passing. I knew him from both ASA and even before that with the Roosters. He came to many a party at my home. He was a nice gentle man and went way to early. I guess the good die young!
"Geno was one of the many people who made ASA so much fun."
"I loved Geno. What a wonderful man he was! Always smiling & so great to be around. I'm so sad to hear he's passed so young. It was such a blessing to know him. All the best to his family & friends right now. I am sure he will be missed."
"I remember Geno well from the ASA days! What a great guy! I am sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family."
"I'm so sorry to hear this. He was unique and 67 is way too young."
"Geno was the Godfather of ASA. He would call our club his family and I can't imagine life without him. He was one of the warmest, most caring and sensitive men I've ever known. His laugh was one that you loved to hear and when he gave you a compliment you know he meant it. Thank you Geno for always being there for me when I needed some advice. I will truely miss you my friend."
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