ARDITO, Eugene Silvio (29396)


  • Born on April 25, 1925 in Fairfax, Marin Co., CA


  • Died on March 09, 2021 in Fairfax, Marin Co., CA
  • Buried in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael, Marin Co., CA




  • Obituary: Ardito Eugene "Gene" Silvio Ardito passed away on March 9, 2021 at his Fairfax home at age 95, surrounded by family members. He was born to Silvio and Luisa Ardito at their Fairfax home on April 25, 1925. Eugene was predeceased by his older brothers, Adolph Ardito of San Anselmo and Louis Ardito of Fairfax. Gene, married on May 10, 1952, was predeceased by his wife, Lois Hannel Ardito, in 2012 after nearly 60 years of marriage. Eugene attended Fairfax Grammar School in the 1930s. He commuted on the "school special" train from Fairfax to Mill Valley to attend Tamalpais High School in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He graduated from Tam in 1943 where he was active in sports football, track and field (shot put). After graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, and during World War II was stationed in Alaska. After the war, he returned to Fairfax. He worked for the Marin Municipal Water District for 36 years and retired in 1985 as the superintendent for construction and maintenance. Proud of his California heritage, Gene was a charter member for the Fairfax Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West on the day of its institution, September 21, 1949. He served over 60 years as the parlor's financial secretary. In the early 2000s until 2018, he was a weekly volunteer at the Canon Swim & Tennis Club, owned by the Fairfax Native Sons. Gene was also a member of the Fairfax Historical Society. Gene's life was a synopsis of "wide world of sports." In addition to the sports previously mentioned, in the 1950s and early 1960s, he served as an umpire for Fairfax Little League baseball and was a member of a bowling team. He was a member of the Fairfax Native Sons' bocce team at Marin Bocce Club in San Rafael. He also participated in the annual bocce charity fundraiser for Warm Wishes as a leading member of the Ardito Family's "Italian Stallions" team. His lifelong favorite sport was golf. As a teenager, he was a caddy for players at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. He played golf into his late 80s, with his last game at San Geronimo Golf Course. He traveled and played at many golf courses throughout California, Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada. During his golf "career" he achieved four holes-in-one: the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco; Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey; and two at the Sonoma Golf Club, where he was a longtime member. Private interment was held at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael. At this time, there is no planned celebration of his life. He left us exactly 20 years after his 100-year-old mother died, on March 9, 2001.
  • Military Service: WW2 US Navy
  • Occupation: Superintendent - Construction & Maintenance Marin Municipal Water District


  • Obituary: California Obituary March 2021