Gordon V Foppiano, age 82, passed away on November 26th, 2013 at the White Pine County Care Center in Ely, NV.  He was born on July 9th, 1931 in Ely, NV to Leo J. (Bungie) and Irene Cordano (Rena) Foppiano.  He grew up on the Foppiano ranch, going to school for grades one through two in the little one room school house and grades three through eight in the new school.  He then went on to White Pine High County School in Ely, NV, graduating in 1949.

Foppiano1He served in the Army Honor Guard from 1953 to 1955 in Presidio, California.  He was a rancher his entire life in addition to working for Kennecott as a truck driver, retiring in 1983.

He is survived by his sister Nevada F. Loper, (Richard deceased), nieces Lori Morales (Bob), Sandy Richardson (Bart), and nephew Rodney Loper, great nephew Kendall Harris (Kristen), and great nieces Kallie Harris, Brooke Richardson, and Whitney Richardson.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ely, NV.