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Eugene was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, on May 28, 1945, a son of Albert J. and Mary (Cagno) Malandro.  He graduated from Farrell High School in 1963 and furthered his education by studying accounting at Youngstown State University.

Geno worked for 27 years as an accountant & paymaster for the former RMI Company, Niles, Ohio. More recently he was a paymaster for Jameson Memorial Hospital (UPMC Jameson Campus) New Castle, Pennsylvania.

He proudly served his country as a US Army Reservist and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Hermitage, Pennsylvania. In addition, he was a former member of the Brookfield Optimist Club and the Jerusalem Lodge #19 F&AM, Hartford, Ohio.

He will be best remembered for his 52-year career as the founder, director, and a coach of the now, Carl Hoffman Youth Basketball League which was formed out of the Brookfield Optimist Club Youth Basketball League. He served, as well, as a coach for many years for the Upward Basketball League held at the First Assembly of God Church. Furthermore, he was recently inducted into the Brookfield Local Schools Athletic Hall of Fame for his involvement with the youth.

In his spare time, he loved being with his family, especially his granddaughters, as well as his weekly dinner club with “Paul and the Heartbeats”, listening, collecting and selling music albums, CDs, and DVDs. He enjoyed a good round of golf and collecting signed celebrity memorabilia. He loved to cook, especially making hot pepper relish with his son and wedding soup for his granddaughters. Sharing the “Chex Mix” he made at Christmas with friends and family was a highlight for Geno.

His family includes wife, best friend, and companion, Jean (Hager) Malandro; son, Dr. Marc Shane Malandro and his wife Jennifer, of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, and their daughters, Jessica Nicole Malandro and her fiancé, Phil Fry, and Delaney A. Malandro; his brother Michael (Mike) Malandro and his wife Carol of Canton, Georgia and their son, Phillip (Phil) Weatherly and his wife Candace; his sister-in-law, Jacqueline O’Brien, Brookfield, Ohio, her sons, Thomas and his partner, Bill, Keith and his wife Stacie and their sons Conner and Keagan, William C. O’Brien and his wife Annie, and their sons, Will and Finn as well as his niece, Sheila Biblis and her husband Dave; and cousins.  His closest childhood friends, David & Yvonne (Jon) Sylvester remained close to his heart thru the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, Jack & Wilma Hager, his brother, Albert Richard Malandro, and his brother-in-law, Thomas M. O’Brien, Sr.

A Celebration of Life to honor Geno will be announced at a later date.

As suggested by the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carl Hoffman Youth Basketball League, c/o Cortland Bank.

Posted by Kimberly Anne on February 10, 2021
My sincere and deepest sympathies to the family! May you rest in peace Uncle Gene...love you!!!
Posted by Jeanne (Frye) Koch on February 10, 2021
Thanks to the family for sharing all of your wonderful pictures. Lots of beautiful memories contained there that are proof of how much Gene enjoyed his life. He will be missed, but please find comfort in knowing you will all be together again in another reunion. Praying for all of those that loved Geno.
Posted by Susan Oconnor on February 10, 2021
Pat and I are so very saddened to hear of your loss Gino was a very gentle and quiet soul he will be missed by many. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all

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Posted by Kimberly Anne on February 10, 2021
My sincere and deepest sympathies to the family! May you rest in peace Uncle Gene...love you!!!
Posted by Jeanne (Frye) Koch on February 10, 2021
Thanks to the family for sharing all of your wonderful pictures. Lots of beautiful memories contained there that are proof of how much Gene enjoyed his life. He will be missed, but please find comfort in knowing you will all be together again in another reunion. Praying for all of those that loved Geno.
Posted by Susan Oconnor on February 10, 2021
Pat and I are so very saddened to hear of your loss Gino was a very gentle and quiet soul he will be missed by many. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all
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