The Obit For Gene Tagliaferri
Published in San Jose
Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on March 14, 2012
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
Remembrance of Gene will be held privately by family and friends in their
own loving way.
We will miss him deeply.