Death notice: Thomas D. Gidio
August 22, 2009
Thomas D. Gidio, who retired from the Lake Tahoe Unified School District in 1979, died on Aug. 19.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1928, in the small-town Italian community of Cumberland, Wisc. He served in the Korean War, where he received two Bronze campaign stars, United Nations service medal and Army Occupational medal.
He met his wife of 54 years, Vonnie Petree, while living in Anchorage, Alaska. They moved to South Lake Tahoe.
Private services will be held at the Cemetery District of the Redwoods in Willits, Calif., on Aug. 28.
Flowers and cards can be sent to: Anker-Lucier Mortuary, 95 W. Commercial St., Willits, CA 95490.