August 9, 1921 ~ February 23, 2009
Aug. 9, 1921- Feb. 23, 2009
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Gino to be with the angels. He leaves behind his loving daughter Linda, and his granddaughter Amber and many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Born in Bellinzona Switzerland on August 9, 1921, he worked as a pastry chef in St. Moritz, and Basel Switzerland. In 1947 he left Switzerland to move to Lima Peru for 4 years and then he moved to America. He met and married his truelove Bernice. Together they opened Gino's Pastry Shop in the Hollywood Riviera where they stayed for 43 years until their retirement in 2000. He was loved by many that frequented his bakery. He was thought of as rough on the outside but very gentle when you saw through him. He will always be remembered for his bread and pastries. He could always make people laugh with his bad jokes and stories, and his broken English. He touched many lives and will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his Daughter, Linda Dufresne of Redondo Beach, CA Preceded in death by parents Florentina and Vincenzo Giacinti.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Chapel on Monday, March 2, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
The Service will be held at Seacoast Church in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.
Burial will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, CA
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