July 30, 1934 - October 6, 2017
Vincent Baldini (Nono), age 83, passed away on Thursday October 5, 2017, peacefully in the comfort of his Visalia, California home, surrounded by family.
Vincent was born in Colver, Pennsylvania to Luigi and Duilia Baldini on July 30, 1934. Vincent's family later relocated to Hanford, CA in 1944. A dedicated student and athlete, Vincent graduated from Hanford High School in 1953. Later that same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Clara Hazlett. The two relocated to Berkeley, CA where Vincent pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Business. To be closer to family, Vincent, Clara, and their daughters, moved to Visalia, CA in 1958. To further his education, Vincent obtained his Masters Degree in Business from Fresno State University in 1969.
Vincent worked for Knudsen Creamery, followed by the Tulare County Health Department, where he retired from as the Fiscal Officer. He was also a passionate adjunct instructor at the College of the Sequoias (COS) for 43 years, where he taught several business classes. Proudly, Vincent served as the Union President for the COS adjunct faculty. He was a longtime member of Sons of Italy, Tule Gem and Mineral Society, and Central California Toy Train Society.
Vincent will be especially remembered for his kind-heart, intelligence, and deep love for his family. He was always the number one advocate for his grandchildren's education and career goals. He provided excellent advice, and we will all miss, and cherish, his wonderful knowledge and genuine conversation.
He is survived by his loving wife Clara, and their three daughters: Mary Kusy, Diana Gruber (Tom), and Victoria Baldini Mendez (Mike). His grandchildren: Steven Lujan, Scott Bair (Stacy), Stefanie Lujan, Ashley Janelli (Dannon), Lindsay Gruber, and T.J. Gruber. His great-grandsons: Hayden Retzer and Jackson Bair. His sister Frances Fullerton (Clell) and four nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his father Luigi Baldini, mother Duilia Chinca Baldini, and granddaughter Cindy Janelli.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 13th, at the Visalia Cemetery.