August George Reno Sr.
Augie Reno Sr. passed away at the Life Care Center of Longmont on Jan. 28, 2006. He was 74 years old.Augie was born on Jan. 17, 1932, to Mamie and Gus Reno in Chicago. He married Marion Rizzo in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Aug. 5, 1951. He worked in the auto body business all of his adult life and opened Reno Auto Body & Restoration in Basalt after he and Marion moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1981. They lived in the valley until moving to Longmont in 2000.Augie had a passion for antique cars. He and his son, Augie Jr., restored many beautiful ones over the years and would drive them in the valley’s parades and car shows. Augie and Marion were always present at civic events and their grandchildren’s sporting and school activities. He will be missed by all who knew him and his wonderful sense of humor.Augie is survived by his wife of 54 years; son and daughter-in-law, Augie and Kim Reno of Aspen; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Grady Enge of Longmont; grandson and wife, Lucas and Geneva Enge of California; granddaughters Nicole and Cory Reno of Aspen and Emily Enge of California; and brothers Norman Reno of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Bob Reno of Crete, Ill. His parents and his brother, Don Reno of Tucson, Ariz., preceded him in death.A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1235 Mountain View Drive (off Cemetery Lane) in Aspen. A potluck reception will follow the service. Everyone is invited. For additional information, contact Bob or Yvonne Davis at 963-0191.
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