Gino A. Rinaldi

05/22/1984 - 01/14/2024


Obituary For Gino A. Rinaldi

Lima, Ohio
Gino Anselmo Rinaldi, 39, was called to be with the Lord into Heaven on January 14, 2024, at his residence.
Gino "Jesseppi" was born May 22, 1984 in Lima, OH, to the late Rinaldo "Sam" Rinaldi and Kathryn Mason who survives in Lima, Ohio.
Gino attended Elida High School and graduated from Apollo Career Center in 2001. He then enlisted into the United States Army and became a Unit Supply Specialist. Gino was honorably discharged after four years of service. He had two associate degrees from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Gino was an avid football fan and loved his Cleveland Browns, not to mention the team up North, the Michigan Wolverines. Gino and his brother Matt both enjoyed watching the Wolverines play. Gino was a family man. He may not have any biological children of his own, he loved and treated all kids especially his nieces and nephews with love and respect and kindness. Gino wanted to help people and did with every opportunity he could. His compassion and thoughtfulness were impossible for anyone to overlook, he loved with all of his heart. Just like his father, Gino left us at a young age, but like the old saying goes "the good ones die young". This like the passing of others is a reminder to live everyday like it's your last and love people even when they don't reciprocate because that's what Gino would do. Gino chose to see the good in everyone and that's easier to say than do, but he found the courage every day to do just that.
Survivors include mother, Kathryn E. Mason of Lima, OH, brothers, Nicholas "Nick" Rinaldi of Spencerville, OH, David (Michelle) Rinaldi of Spencerville, OH, Kip (Angela) Nungester of Circleville, OH, Matthew "Matt" J. Rinaldi of Spencerville, OH, nieces and nephews, Davie Rinaldi, Justin Winegardner, Josh Duran, Brittney Donovan, Alexandra, Kaleb, Cole Nungester, Mya, Matthew Jr., and Maximus Rinaldi, maternal-grandmother, Ruth (Johns) May, and step-father, James "Jim" Thomas of Snow Hill, NC
He is preceded in death by his sisters, Connie Rinaldi and Theresa Rinaldi and nephew, Ryan Donovan.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00pm on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 900 West Grand Avenue, Lima, Ohio 45801. Pastor Chris Page to officiate the service. Military Rites will be conducted by the United States Army and the Lima VFW Post 1275 at the church. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 11:00am until the time of the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family during this difficult time.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


22 Jan


11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Lighthouse Baptist Church 900 W. Grand Ave. Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
22 Jan

Funeral Service

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lighthouse Baptist Church 900 W. Grand Ave. Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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