Gene Pio GagliardiJuly 11, 1935 ~ July 2, 2018 (age 82)
Gene P. Gagliardi
July 11, 1935 to July 2, 2018
Beloved husband of Elinor, Gene is survived by their children: Jennifer, Gene (Guadalupe), Geralie (Darin), Brian (Pam), Daryl (Cheryl), 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his siblings John, Roseanne, and Patsy, plus many nieces and nephews, most notably James and Sandy.
Gene was a high school All American Football player and two-sport Division I athlete at University of Illinois, where this Phi Kappa Theta brother met his Kappa Delta sweetheart, Elinor. Upon graduation, they married and he served as a naval officer on the USS Hancock. After the Navy, Gene taught Biology, PE, and Driver's Ed and coached Football along with multiple sports at Riordan, Serra, Piedmont Hills, St Mary's Moraga, Santa Clara University, San Jose City College, before retiring from Independence High School where pioneered the intramural program. As a man and as a mentor, his highest value was teamwork and his greatest success came when his students, players, and family succeeded. We all were inspired by his love and fidelity, integrity and piety.
He will be deeply missed.
Friends and family
are invited to the following:
Visitation: Darling-Fischer Garden Chapel, Sunday July 8, 4-8pm
Funeral Mass: St Victor's Church, Monday July 9, 10 am
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St Victor's Parish School