Gene Bagnasco RIP

06/09/16 - posted by Bob Polacchi

Former Hoover Junior High School PE teacher and coach, Gene Bagnasco recently passed away. In addition, I remember him as a basketball referee at college games in the Bay Area. The following is from the East Bay Times...

Eugene Peter Bagnasco 1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences

Eugene Peter Bagnasco Jul. 27, 1932 - Jun. 3, 2016Resident of Walnut Creek Gene passed away in his home with family by his side due to complications from 28 years of Parkinson's. He was 83. Gene was born in his family home in Martinez and attended Martinez schools. He graduated from SF state with a degree in kinesiology. He spent his entire career teaching and coaching in San Francisco city schools. He was a high school and collegiate basketball official, participating with West Coast Athletic Conference and Pac-10 for 24 years and twice represented the west coast in the NCAA semifinals. Gene was a loyal Seals/Giants and 49ers fan. As a season ticket holder he loved sharing his seats with family and friends. Gene is survived by his wife Fran of nearly 56 years and 6 children: John, Mary (Bob), Jim (Karin), Rich, Tom (Soni) and Theresa (Felipe); eleven grandchildren; one sister, Catherine; 17 nieces , nephews and several in laws. Gene is predeceased by his parents, Silvio and Marcellina(Risso), brother Vincent (Johnny) and sister Jeanette. A devout Catholic, Gene was a member of Most Precious Blood (St Francis of Assisi Church) for over 52 years. He was an original Eucharistic Minister selected by Monsignor Varni and a daily communicant. Recitation of the rosary on June 9th, 6:00 PM, at St Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road. in ConcordA mass of Christian burial celebrating his life will be held Friday, June 10th, 11 AM at St Francis of Assisi Church, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of his commitment to education we ask that donations be made to Carondelet High School, De La Salle High School or St Vincent de Paul. Private interment to follow at a later

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