Pete Gaudino Jr.– April 13, 2020.
Born in West Aliquippa PA March 1, 1929 and spent most of his life there. His large personality allowed him to befriend most everyone he met. A second-generation retired engineer for the A & S railroad, he was a member of both the United Transportation Union and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers where he was an officer for each, for many years. His passion for trains guaranteed a Lionel set under the Christmas tree every year where he would enjoy letting the young people in his life watch them but rarely hand them the throttle. He was a founding member of the Panthers Athletic club in West Aliquippa and an officer for most of its existence. At events organized by the club, he would take on the role of entertainment director and almost require participation by guests. At picnics, he would wear costumes and pass out silver dollars to the children present and organize games and races for the adults. He enjoyed painting signs for local business’ and individuals in the community. The first Mahoney’s West sign was at his hand and another is still in Steinfeld’s hardware store window. In 2004 he relocated to the community of Auburn GA to be closer to his family, where it allowed him to watch his grandchildren grow up. His personality came with him and he became known as Grandpa Dino where the kids in the neighborhood would walk past their own houses to get a drink out of his garage refrigerator and sit on the porch to visit. He will be missed by everyone that he met.
Preceded in death by his parents, Pete Gaudino Sr. and Katherine Marshall Gaudino, Brothers Alfred Gaudino and Curtis Bradley
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary (Sonsino) Gaudino, Son and wife Pete and Nancy (Harvan) Gaudino, Grand children and spouses Sara Gaudino & Chad Razey, great grandson, Hayden, Michael & Kirsten Gaudino.
Due to the current health concerns, all services and burial will be held privately. The family would like to thank the staff at Winder Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center for the care and concern they gave Pete while he was there. Arrangements were entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Winder and Darroch Cremation and Funeral Tributes, in Aliquippa.
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