Mario Anthony Tonin

Mario Anthony Tonin
Mar. 7, 1929 ~ Dec. 6, 2013
Resident of Antioch
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat. Mar. 22, 2014, at noon at Pittsburg Elks Lodge. Mario was 84. He was born in Susanville, graduated from Lassen High School in Susanville and earned a degree in physical education at CSU Chico. He served two years in the Army at Fort Gordon, GA, and met his wife, of 58 years there, Marjorie.
He shared his passion for sports as a physical education teacher and coach of football and basketball for 31 years. He was the first male coach of the girls basketball team at Antioch High School.
He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1474, the Sons of Italy, Antioch Riverview Garden Club and the Antioch Senior Golf Club.
Mario is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Antioch, daughter Mari of Sacramento, his brother Gino (Barbara) of Grass Valley, three nieces, Marena, Gina and Dina; nephews Greg and Michael.

Published in Contra Costa Times on Mar. 20, 2014