• Club Affiliation
    San Francisco Geneva-Excelsior Lions Club

On July 12, 2015, SF Geneva-Excelsior Past President Lion Galdo Pavini passed away at age 91 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a long time treasurer of the Lion Eye Foundation. Born in Alameda CA, he was raised in the San Francisco Excelsior District. He attended Balboa H.S. with his late brother, Bruno. He met the love of his life, Madeline Patricia, through the Magi Club at Epiphany Church where they married in 1950. They raised their 5 children in the same neighborhood. In 1981, they moved to San Mateo. Galdo was a proud member of the Lions Club where he was the International Treasurer for the Eye Foundation. He was the Foundation’s oldest and longest member. His heart was bigger than most and his integrity was above reproach. They don’t make them like that anymore-one of a kind. He will live in our hearts always.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, July 15 after 1:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a vigil at 2:00 p.m. at Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church in San Mateo. Interment private. April 18, 1924—July 12, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lions Eye Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

The district extends its sincerest condolences to Lion Nora (his wife) and the Pacini family in this time of sorrow and the San Francisco Geneva Excelsior Lions Club.

– District Governor Macy Mak Chan