Lino Giovacchini died Oct. 29. He was 80.
Giovacchini was born in French Camp on Aug. 14, 1940 to the parents of Narciso and Regina Giovacchini. He graduated from Manteca High School in 1958. He married Linda Fay Given on July 27, 1963. After high school, he served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He acquired his contractor's license and built several homes in Tracy while he was a fireman/captain at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
As a self-taught artist, he had an amazing talent in woodworking, winning many awards. He was asked by the City of Tracy to construct a wooden replica of a locomotive that was a historic monument in the town of Tracy.
He is survived by his wife Linda of 57 years; his only daughter, Patti Myers; son-in-law, Sam Myers; and grandchildren, Cody, Kevin and Casey Myers. He also leaves behind his brother, Pete Giovacchini; sister, Lillie Dawson; twin sister, Linda Nunes; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a private graveside service due to COVID-19. A celebration of life may be announced at a later date.
Contributions in his name made be made to: Chico SAE Baja, 935 Bartlett St., Chico, 95928; The DOVES Guidance Program, 13749 E. Kettleman Lane, Lodi, 95240, or PALS, 1040 W. Kettleman Lane # 379, Lodi, 95240.
Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Ave., is assisting the family. A guest book is available for condolences and special messages at www.frymemorialchapel.com.