Gary Alfred Anido 67, passed away quietly in his sleep on Saturday morning, September 24, 2011, at his Clearlake, California home. He had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia. He was born December 29, 1943, in San Francisco, California, to Ysarro (Frank) and Margaret Anido. He attended Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, California and graduated in the Class of 1963. Shortly after high school, Gary enlisted in the United States Navy, and on March 3, 1963, he was assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) and worked in Communications. After serving in Vietnam and leaving the service with an Honorable Discharge on August 17, 1966, Gary went on to work for Pacific Bell, now known as AT&T and retired in 1991. Gary and Linda were married October, 1, 1970 in San Francisco and Gary became step-dad to Renee Altman, and welcomed the birth of their son Andrew Michael Anido on October 29, 1971 at San Francisco Children's Hospital and soon settled down with their family in South San Francisco, where they would live for another 30 years before moving to Lake County in 2001. Gary will be remembered and greatly missed for his loving dedication to his family and many dear friends, but most of all by his devoted wife Linda. Gary was larger than life and will also be remembered for his great cooking and sense of humor. Gary is survived by his wife Linda, mother Margaret, sisters Donna Montalbano and Linda (Bill) Mano, son Andrew, step-daughter Renee, Grand-daughters Tiara and Jasmine, Grandsons Victor and Ariel, and great-grandchildren Halona, Arianna, baby Shomoe Ine, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011, 11:00 at Jones & Lewis of Lower Lake, California. Lunch will be served following the service. 707-994-6417.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 28, 2011