Eugene A. DiNardo

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Eugene A. DiNardo

1932 - 2018

Eugene A. DiNardo, 86, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on August 14, 2018, while under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born June 17, 1932 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Anthony and Lucia (Fittante) DiNardo.
Gene attended local schools and graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1952. He later attended Cortland University where he was a member of their football team. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1955. While serving in the Army, Gene met the love of his life, Alice Nannette (Steen), and married her in 1956. Together they visited all of the National Parks in the lower 48 United States, and two parks in Alaska. In retirement they also traveled to Italy and Ireland.
Gene retired from TAM Ceramics in 1995 as a chemist and lab supervisor after 40 years of employment. Gene was a lifetime member of the 3F Club in Youngstown where he taught hunter safety courses for 25 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting with his Labrador Retrievers and fishing. Above all, Gene will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family.
In addition to his beloved wife of 62 years, Gene is survived by his three children, Michael (Marlene) DiNardo and Karen (Jack) Waugaman, both of Lewiston, Mark (Karla) DiNardo of Lexington, KY; eight grandchildren, Anastasia, Victoria and Alekzandr Waugaman, Nicholas, Grace, Luke, Logan and Max DiNardo; a brother, Samuel (Donna) DiNardo, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 17th at 11:00 AM at St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY, concluding with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
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Published on August 15, 2018
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Mark Williams
Aug 21, 2018
My condolences to all of Gene's family: I worked with Gene at Tam Ceramics from 1989 until his retirement in 1995.
Bob (Roy) Narehood
Aug 19, 2018
Mike, I remember meeting your father once with you. Sorry for your loss.
Jeff Shewan
Aug 18, 2018
So sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers for you all. He will be missed.
Tony Loor
Aug 18, 2018
Rest in peace Gene and may God bless you. You will be dearly missed... Nan & Family, so sorry for your loss... The Loor family.
Aug 17, 2018
Thank you for your service and making the USA the greatest country in the world!
Teresa Peek
Aug 17, 2018
Nan, so sorry to hear about Gene. You and your family are in my prayers. Teresa Peek
Luella Kenny
Aug 17, 2018
Dear Nan and family, So sorry to hear about Gene. I have been traveling and just saw the notice. Remembering the good times at TAM gatherings. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Stephen Plumeri
Aug 16, 2018
I have wonderful memories of growing up on Whitney Avenue and playing basketball with Gene and Sonny. My condolences to your family.
Jody scozzafava
Aug 15, 2018
I remember visiting my uncle's house , playing with my cousin's Karen and Michael in the basement ( which was fixed amazingly by uncle Gene) not wanting to leave. Most of all I remember the devotion that he and aunt Nan showed to my grandmother Josephine and my uncle Tom.. you will be greatly missed uncle Gene. !
Kathy Fittante McConnell
Aug 15, 2018
I remember Nan and Gene visiting with my parents. We spent many evenings with them and other relatives. There were so many laughs and great memories. If they came on Saturday night we all had to watch Gunsmoke. One of Gene’s favorite shows. Gene and my Dad (Phil Fittante) spent many years at TAM together. You will be missed Gene. RIP
Judy Manfredi
Aug 15, 2018
Nan, so sorry to hear of Gene's passing.
Nancy DiNardo Eshleman
Aug 15, 2018
I have many happy memories of spending Christmas and birthdays with Uncle Gene and family when I was young. And, of Uncle Gene "rescuing" us from a bear during a camping trip. Rest in peace, Uncle Gene.