Edward Charles Del Biaggio
25 January, 1941 – 24 October, 2020
Edward Charles Del Biaggio was born on January 25, 1941 to Del and Thelma Del Biaggio in Honolulu, Hawaii and peacefully passed away at home on October 24, 2020. Born into an Army family, Ed lived all over the world and his family moved frequently. He attended school in Germany, Japan, as well as in many states in the U.S. He ultimately graduated from Armijo High School in Fairfield, CA. Ed then attended Sacramento State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration. He was a proud member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and worked numerous jobs during college to pay his way through. Edward began his long relationship with Sacramento State University in 1964, when he worked on campus as the assistant to the Business Manager for 10 years. In 1974, he moved to Humboldt State University where he held the position of Vice President for Business Affairs. He returned to Sacramento State in 1992 as Director of the CSUS Foundation. In 2000, he took the position of Vice President for Business Affairs. He held this position until he retired in 2004. Edward met his wife, Yvonne Gallardo while working at Hale’s Department Store. They were married on June 22, 1963. Ed and Yvonne had three daughters, Michelle, Angela, and Annette. Ed and Yvonne have 5 grandchildren- Madeline, Andrew, Elizabeth, Grace, and Nathan. Ed is survived by 2 of his 3 brothers, Amil Del Biaggio and Charlie Del Biaggio. Edward was very much a family man who took his career very seriously and had a very strong work ethic. He was a softball coach, President of the Eureka City School Board, an active member of St. Bernard’s Church, and enjoyed playing golf and being a part of a local bowling league. On Thanksgiving, he would always bring home a stranger or two that had nowhere to go. Ed always had a smile on his face and was so accepting of everyone around him. Ed lived his life to its fullest, continuing to seek new adventures, he wanted to learn new things his entire life. He went to the Biggest Loser Camp, attended Clown Camp with his brothers, was an exchange student in Italy for 3 months at 68 years old, ran the Olympic Torch in the 2004 Olympics, was a master woodworker, had a gift for toll painting, travelled extensively, loved photography and took all of the family pictures. One of his favorite hobbies was winemaking. Ed was a wonderful host and loved to have people over. Kind, generous, analytical, wise, passionate, loyal, protective, respected, admired, and a comedian with a great sense of humor. He was a true leader in every sense of the word. He was his children and grandchildren’s biggest fan and truly believed that they could do anything they put their minds to. He was a great man and will be missed forever. A Visitation will be held on Friday, October 30th, from 5 – 8pm with a Vigil at 6:30pm, at Nicoletti Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 31st, at 2pm, at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, 5057 Cottage Way, Carmichael, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, www.sacramentochoral.org. Due to current COVID precautions, our Funeral Home is limited to 25% capacity, which for Nicoletti's is 60 people. For those wishing to attend services, please call the family for a reservation.
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Edward Charles Del Biaggio
26 October 2020
Dearest Michelle, Angela, and Annette,
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your dear Dad. He loved you all so much and he was one of the proudest dads I have ever met. You were the joy in his life. I will never forget the first time we met at Panera Bread in Stockton, you were all he could talk about and we were there for a couple of hours. I have great memories of our time together. Ed was thoughtful in both word and action, very generous and always up for an adventure. I would not be where I am today without his help when I was diagnosed with cancer. He took very good care of me and I will always be grateful that he was the one by my side. He was nice to my family and especially kind to my grandkids.
I wish the best for you and your families as you learn to live without him. I know this will be a difficult time but I am sure you will do him proud as you travel through your journey of loss and grief.
I have attached a favorite photo of him and me when we went to Chicago.
My love to you all.....
26 October 2020
Ed your friendship was a blessing. Your dedication to your family was a beautiful example to me. So important to you to create the setting for your family to come together in order for all to walk away with wonderful, precious memories of love, laughter and some delicious meals. Fondly, Jana Epps