Walter Mario Ferrando Sr., 78, of Anderson died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Redding Medical Center.
Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Crescent City, he moved to Shasta County in 1978 from Hoopa. He was an assistant superintendent for Klamath Trinity Unified School District, a World War II fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy on the USS Franklin, a member of Senior Citizens of Shasta County, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Anderson, a member of the American Legion, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Redding and a life member of the California Teachers Association.
Survivors include wife Dorothy; sons Ron of Hornbrook and Walter Jr. of Happy Valley; daughter Bonnie English of Brentwood; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3290 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002.
Arrangements are being handled by Lawncrest Chapel in Redding.