Gino Fazio
1927 - 2021
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Gino G. Fazio
January 4, 1927 - February 12, 2021
Our dear father passed away peacefully at the age of 94. Gino was a native San Franciscan and spent his life in the Bay Area. His parents immigrated from Italy and raised Gino along with his sister and two brothers.

Gino attended Galileo High School in San Francisco and served in the US Navy during WWII, with active duty in the Pacific theatre aboard the USS Bunker Hill. After WWII, Gino married Gail, his wife of 56 years, and raised his sons Rick and Steve. In his later years, he married Charlotte ("Chickie") Lewis and enjoyed his life in Petaluma, surrounded by friends and new extended family.

Gino was an automobile enthusiast and worked in the auto industry for over 35 years. He had a great many friends and enjoyed social activities throughout the Bay Area, such as the Italian-American Club, Elk's Club, and 49'er & Giants games. Gino's love of laughter, warmth, and generosity made him a loving father and dear friend of many, and he will be missed greatly.

Gino is survived by his wife Charlotte, sister Gerry, sons Rick and Steven, stepchildren Kristina, Kurt, Kraig, and Kristopher Beale, and earlier wife, Gail.

Due to Covid, there will not be a public service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
Gino was a great friend and stepdad. He grew up in the North Beach Italian-American community, as did I. We enjoyed many a laugh as we related strongly to the community, knowing many of the same families.
Gino was a wonderful husband to my mother, and that was very appreciated by all of her children.
We all will miss you Gino, very, very much.
Kurt Beale
Family
February 22, 2021
Uncle Gino! The coolest guy around: Dean Martin had nothing on you.
Uncle Gino was the youngest in the family my Dad was the eldest. I was the firstborn of the nieces and nephews and subsequently gloriously spoiled by doting Uncles and my Aunt Gerry.
I recall Uncle Gino always elegantly dressed and seemingly with a new, NEW car every time I saw him! His observations about life and interactions with others helped me and many others become better people.
He leaves two wonderful sons, Rick and Steve, and Aunty Gail, and his late wife Charlotte.
Uncle Gino, you will be missed, but your life and legacy of goodwill
, honor, fun and family will be remembered by many.
Bill Fazio
Family
February 21, 2021
Where do I start? I believe we were cousins but you were always Uncle Gino to me! You were fun, funny, dapper, so cool. I remember your ability to step into a group and have us chuckling in a moment. Such a part of our lives as as kids growing up in this loving Italian family. You sold my first ever car to my dad, my high school grad present. Perfect... white with light blue interior Ford Fairlane 500, a nurse’s car. Because that’s where I was heading, to nursing school. Those great memories of dinners at your parents’ in Sonoma; 100 degrees and we had spaghetti and meatballs! You had my mom’s number, and had her reeling from time to time. She loved it. When you, your brothers, my dad and Uncle John got together, you were all 16 years old again. You taught us by example to chill out a bit... be serious but don’t take life too seriously. Love you and your family. Thank you for all you did for us without even knowing it❤
Last: Mike and I were married about 5 years. You and your brother Joe were talking at a family dinner... and were wondering if it was time to let him into the family yet.
He always thought the world of you too❤ May you rest peacefully.
Vicki O’Connor
Family
February 21, 2021
Rest in peace Gino!
We've lost a very good man.

Gino loved making people feel good.
He was a great cook and always
made me smile.
I'm going to miss Gino's laughter.
Rest in peace!
Kraig Beale
Step son
Kraig Beale
Son
February 18, 2021
I was blessed on the day that Gino and Charlotte moved in across the street from me. We were friends right from the start and shared many a glass of prosecco in their living room. I'm really glad that I called him the week before he died and we had one last chat. I
miss him dearly.


Linda
Neighbor
February 18, 2021
Candlestick Park, 1981.
Steve
Son
February 17, 2021
Although I never met Gino, I do know Gino Fazio Siu and I want to extend my deepest condolences to his family. I only wish I had met him during my years living in San Francisco. He definitely seemed to be a very handsome and important member of the family . May he Rest In Eternal Peace and remain in your memories forever! ❤
Marilyn Evans
Friend
February 17, 2021
Steve, my heart and condolences go out to you and your family. Gino was kind, caring, and welcoming to family and friends alike. My Aunt Chickie and Gino shared a love story everyone desires. I shall always treasure holidays and other times spent in their home, and of course, celebrating in Italian style with a glass of Prosecco.
Lyndi Beale
February 17, 2021
Had a lot fun with Geno,great guy I will mist him,,steve stanich
steve stanich
Friend
February 17, 2021
Steve, I'm so sorry for your loss of your dad. Know that he was so proud and revered you. How you have helped he and Charlotte in the last couple of years, and continue to do so, demonstrates what a good father he was. He helped grow a wonderful son!
Kristi Beale
February 17, 2021
Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
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Mari Avedano
Friend
February 17, 2021
Gino was a great guy! My husband and I adored him. He will be missed.
Mari Avedano
Friend
February 17, 2021
Mr. Fazio, calm and cool, no matter what he caught us doing. As a kid I remember this “movie star” looking guy that was intimidating yet so approachable
-“Mr Fazio, how much for the Opal manta”
-“just give what you want to pay...and don’t bring it back!”
I was very fortunate to be welcomed in the Fazio household, and am better because of it. Thoughts and prayers to Mrs Fazio, Rick and Steve
Friend
February 17, 2021
Sending my love and sympathy to my dear cousins, Steve and Rick, as well as all members of Uncle Gino’s extended family. Uncle Gino was such a cool guy — so funny and sweet every time I’d see or speak with him. I loved hearing stories of him and his siblings, growing up in North Beach, and am sure we only heard the mild ones. In his later years I didn’t get to see him as much as I’d have liked, but will remember him with love, and will think of him reuniting with his parents, siblings, and old friends, cocktails in hand and Frank Sinatra playing in the background. Rest In Peace, Uncle Gino.
Gina Fazio-Siu
Family
February 17, 2021
Gino was a wonderful devoted husband to my mom, Chickie Lewis, especially when her Alzheimers grew worse and she was unable to care for herself. He was open and generous with his new stepchildren and our kids. We are so grateful to have had Gino in our lives.
Kristi Beale
Family
February 17, 2021
To a wonderful father - It was nice you had such a long, rich life, filled with so many great friends and family. You will be missed.
Love, Steve
Steve Fazio
Son
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