Aldo Adam Farinha
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5/1/1924 - 4/13/2013
Aldo A. Farinha, born May 1, 1924, passed away at the age of 89 on April 13, 2013.
Born in Lincoln, California, he was the son of John and Mary Farinha. Aldo was one of five children and attended Lincoln High School. In school he loved playing basketball and baseball but the family farm often took him home for chores.
Our Dad was a three time war veteran. He served in World War II and was recruited to the 8th Air Force, 351st Bomb Group, 508 Bomb Sqdn. He was Tail Gunner and Ball Turret Gunner on the B-17. He also served in the Korean War and did two tours in Viet Nam. He spent 21 years in the Air Force and was a loyal veteran to the end. In retirement, he traveled all over the country with his 351st group and he loved to meet so many wonderful veterans and their families that shared the same love for their country.
After retiring from the service, our Dad went to school at Green River Community College and earned a degree in Building Technology. He had several rental homes that kept him busy and he remained a contractor to the end. We all admired his stamina.
Dad loved to ski and he did so until the age of 73. He also swam competitively in Masters Swim meets and played indoor hockey until about the same age.
Aldo is much loved by his family, and he carried strong family values. He is preceded in death by his Parents John and Mary Farinha; sister Henrietta; brothers Claude and George. He is survived by his sister Emily Farinha; daughter Karen Kelley and husband Robert; sons: Michael Farinha and wife Connie, Eric Farinha and wife Dana; and grandchildren: Tonna, Mikel, Chris, Jon, and Grayson; and one great-granddaughter, McKenna.
We will miss his laughter and the good he found in everyone. He lived by love, perseverance and faith.
Memorial Services on May 6, 2013, Monday, at 11:00am, at Saint. Joseph Church, 280 Oak Tree Lane in Lincoln with reception following. Burial services, 2:00 pm, Lincoln Cemetery, 1445 First Street, Lincoln.
Remembrances sent to Saint Joseph Church.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on May 2, 2013