Hugo (James) Bardi, WW II US Navy Veteran, beloved father, husband and friend died peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born James Bardi (known as Hugo to most) on August 21, 1926, to Guilio and Theresa Bardi, Hugo was 93 years-old.
Hugo is predeceased by wife, Norma Bardi. He is survived by his son, Chris (Kathy) Bardi, daughter, Lisa (Ron) Koch Hibbard and stepsons, Ryan Hibbard (granddaughter Madison), Michael (Rachael) Hibbard ( grandsons Jayden and Connor), and Scott (Alexa) Hibbard.
Hugo pre-empted his high school graduation, as many did in the early times, to begin his career in the steel mills and coal mines. Hugo served in the US Navy during WWII in Trinidad. Upon his return to the Mon Valley, PA area, he became a machine shop foreman in one of the last steel mills in Monongahela, PA.
Hugo will be fondly remembered as a proud patriot, a man that asked for very little but gave so much with his smile and gratitude to all who touched his life. Hugo was known for making you laugh, and never complaining. Most of all, he’ll be remembered as the greatest Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to The Hurlbut at 1177 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623. Hugo lived his final years at the Hurlbut, where he made many friends who filled his days with joy, laugher and the finest care. One could not have asked for more comfort for their loved one in these final years.
Friends and Family are invited to an Interment in the Veterans Section, at 11 AM Friday November 22nd, at Westside Cemetery, 60 Stryker Road, Scottsville, NY 14546. Immediately following, a Celebration of Life will will take place, directly across the road, at the American Legion Chili Post 1830, 450 Chili-Scottsville Road, Scottsville NY 14546.
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