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Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA

OBITUARY

Evaldo Gene Dal Poggetto

June 10, 1930October 8, 2019
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Evaldo Gene Dal Poggetto, born June 10, 1930 in San Jose, CA, died Tuesday October 8, 2019 at the age of 89. Born to Elinor and Dante Dal Poggetto, he grew up in San Jose. While in high school, he worked closely with his father to support the family produce business. These experiences laid the foundation for his future as a brilliant businessman and investor.

His love of music and opera prompted him to pursue a singing career, traveling to Italy to study. His dedication paid off with a position in the San Francisco Opera Chorus, where he met the loves of his life. Evaldo succeeded as a prominent tenor, winning numerous awards. His notoriety yielded an offer to perform with the Metropolitan Opera House in NY, which he declined due to the rigorous performance schedule and commitment to his marriage.

Upon returning to CA, Evaldo worked for McKesson as their top salesman, fostering lifelong partnerships and cherished friendships. Evaldo continued to express and honor his musical talent by becoming a passionate and masterful voice instructor for 30 years.

He married Ruth Roehr in 1960, who preceeded him on October 24, 2002. He was also preceeded by his older sister, Doris Shaffer, in May 2015. He married Rosemarie Hunter in 2005. In addition to his wife, Evaldo is survived by his loving nieces and nephews, dear friends, and talented students.

His inspiring and joyous presence will be deeply missed by all who have had the privilege of knowing him. Sat., Oct. 19 Visitation 10 a.m. and at 12 Noon Services will begin. Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in his honor.

Services

19 October

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050

19 October

Funeral

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

466 North Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050

19 October

Burial

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

490 Lincoln St.
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Evaldo Gene Dal Poggetto

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Jonathan Tilley

October 14, 2019

Dal was my voice teacher for the last few years until I moved out of state. His kind and encouraging teaching were so very helpful for my development as a singer. He inspired me to continue to pursue music as a life-long passion, and he exemplified that passion in his life. My thoughts are with his friends and family now, along with a deep gratitude for sharing Dal with me for those years.

Lisa Egert-Smith

October 12, 2019

Del was one of the most wonderful people I knew. He was my singing teacher for almost 20 years and he taught me so much. He believed in me and put his heart and soul into our lessons. He was generous in so many ways. We had a lot of fun together sharing recipes, meals, meeting in Lake Tahoe (one of his favorite places), and spending lots of time talking and laughing. He had so many long-term friends which speaks of the kind of man he was. I feel truly blessed to have had Del in my life. ♥

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