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12/29/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Gino Minter

Gene Howard Minter
(1953 - 26 Dec 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1971

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The year is drawing to a close on a sad note.     Gino Minter ('71) passed away Wednesday night, December 26, 2007 in Hampton at the age of 54.

From Helen Kanelos Hollowell ('72) of VA - 12/27/07 - "Sad News":

Sad News.......Gene Minter passed away last night.......class of 71, I believe...was a very good friend of mine......will miss him dearly.........please post

   Thank you, Helen.  Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend.

    From Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA - 12/29/07 - "Notice for Gene Howard "Gino" Minter":


Another loss (Class of 71).

Respectfully, Johnnie

Please visit the Notice for Gene Howard "Gino" Minter.

   Thank you, Johnnie. 

From the Daily Press - 12/29/07:

Gene 'Gino' Howard Minter
  HAMPTON - Gene 'Gino' Howard Minter, 54, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007.

Born in Newport News, Gino was a lifetime area resident. He was a 1971 graduate of Newport News High School and attended Old Dominion University. Most people would know him as the longtime owner and operator of Gino's Restaurant in Hampton. He currently owned 'Catering By Gino.' He enjoyed playing golf, loved the water and enjoyed traveling.

Gino was a giving and caring person who never turned anyone away. To know him was to love him. He will truly be missed by all those that he touched.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anne Gary Pittman and Gregory Laddy Minter, and his brother, Greg.

Gino Minter  

He is survived by his brother, Gary Minter and his wife, Pam; three nieces, Amy, Jennifer and Allison; his beloved, Mary Grassell; and best friend, Luck Dog.

A service to celebrate Gino's life will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 31, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Linkous officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friends are encouraged to visit Through this site you are invited to share your thoughts and fond memories with Gino's family.

Contributions may be made to the A.S.P.C.A./Humane Society or The American Diabetes Association.

Service arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/29/2007.
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Our love and prayers go out to family and friends during this very sad time. GOD BLESS!
Jack's Family Restaurant (Hampton, VA) - December 29, 2007

We love you and will miss you dearly. God be with you.

Joe and Val Jones
Joel (JJ) Jones (Poquoson, VA) - December 29, 2007
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I was so sorry to hear about Gino's passing...he was a gentleman. May God Bless you and yours during this time of sorrow.
John Hepner (Yorktown, VA) - December 29, 2007
Gino will be truly missed by everyone that has known him.
Armand (Buzzy) Blanchard (Kenner, LA) - December 29, 2007
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Minter family and their friends at this time.

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   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Nearer My God to Thee

Words: Sarah F. Adams, 1805-1848
Music: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872

1. Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

3. There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

4. Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

5. Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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