The Obit For Gene Tagliaferri

Eugene Tagliaferri

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on March 14, 2012

Gene Tagliaferri
Resident of Millbrae
Passed away at home March 9, 2012 from heart failure. He is survived by his loving wife Pat of 50 years and son Rex.

Gene's first born son Robert Gene preceded him in death in 2001. He also leaves behind his only grandson Connor, daughter in law Patty, sister Madeline, sister-in-law Nancy and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gene was born April 28, 1939 and lived his entire life in the home he was raised in. He was a big part of the Capuchino Green and Golden Era.

After high school he went on to San Jose State to play football. Before the season started, he broke his ankle in practice. There went football. Baseball was just around the corner. After a good year in baseball, he signed a pitching bonus contract with The Kansas City A's. After a few years on the road, he had problems with his pitching arm and decided to call it quits. Gene then bought Newells Cocktail Lounge in San Bruno. Later bought the building too.

His next adventure came, Race Horses. He got a trainers license and started training and breeding race horses. This became his real passion. Pleasanton was his home grounds for his horses. He loved the Fair Circuit and especially Ferndale.

Remembrance of Gene will be held privately by family and friends in their own loving way.

We will miss him deeply.