Gino Marcelli passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday December 30th at the age of 88.Gino was born May 19th 1924, in Eureka Ca. Raised in Eurekahe beganworking with his father in their family business at the age of 15continuing with the business after his father Attilio passed away in 1965. Gino served in the Army Air force for a short time. After leaving the service, he met and married his wife Margaret and began raising their family continuing in the traditions started by the generations before them. Gino loved to go deer hunting with his sons and grandsons, was a shark at the pool table and enjoyed fishing at freshwater lagoon at his ol friend Walter Marchetti's cabin. He loved going to see his cousin Dante and his family who he was so very close to and loved so very much. He could always be seen at Redwood Acres Raceway watching his son Angelo racing around the track. Gino had an especially close relationship with his Grandson Brandon, attending his sporting events and was so proud of his "Whisk". Gino had silly nicknames for all of his grandkids, from muscle head to lumpin giro. More kids heard " what do you think this is, a gymnasium"? Because so many kids grew up running around the back of Marcelli's, which is just part of the reason this family's roots run deep. After over 70 years of working and making the raviolis he and the restaurant are known for, he retired from working but never quite "retired" from Marcellis. He could be seen everyday sitting at the counter keeping an eye on things even in the last days of his life, greeting customers with a "how ya doin young man.." Or lady.. And always wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of. Gino was proceeded in death by Margaret Marcelli, parents: Attilio and Gemma Marcelli, brother Daniel, son Dennis Keehn and daughter Diane Keehn. He is survived by hisSons Angelo Marcelli and Daughter in Law Roberta, RonMarcelliand Lisa,Sister Eva Gonsalves, Grandkids: Mike Marcelli, Angela Gibson (Brad), Brandon Marcelli (Jennifer), Kara Rogina (Jeff), Anita Treheane (Rollin), Chase Marcelli, Diana Godat (Wade) and Dennis Keehn. Great Grandkids: Lacey Gibson,Kody, Katie, Sydney and Austin Marcelli, Madison Rogina, Shane Weekly, Jacob Keehn, Margaret Peterson, Trevor and Samantha Trehearne, Jammie Waters (Cameron and Aiden), numerous nieces and nephews, Daughter in laws, Barbara Keehn, and Judy Hartman. Jack McCallum "Magoo" who has been a true, loyal life long friend to Gino and of our family. As a family, we thank Angelo for being so dedicated.. For his unwavering love and care he unselfishly gave every single day, To Bertie for her love, compassion, her dedication to this family. They are the reason we had Gino with us as long as we did, they are the reason he was able to be home with his family. We would like to thank all the understanding and compassionate customers for your kindness shown to Gino during his most difficult times. We appreciate you all so very much. There will be a visitation at Sanders on Friday from 10am to 12pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday January 4th, 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church. Potluck style reception to follow at the same location. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013