Auburn, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2017 – Joseph Cavangaro Dardi (Bud) passed away peacefully January 4, 2017, at the age of 82, surrounded by his two surviving daughters Gina and Marisa at his bedside in Auburn, California. A staple of the Eldorado Polo Club, in Indio, California, Bud was an avid horseman all his life playing polo all over the world. A dedicated endurance rider, he also enjoyed week-long rides with his friends in Ranchero Vistadores, Sonoma Trail Blazers and Frontier Boys. He worked for Andreini and Company selling commercial insurance, later becoming involved the restaurant business in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California, for over 50 years. He was a true Gentleman and will be missed by many.
He is preceded in death by his father Virgil D. Dardi of San Francisco, California, mother Elena C. Dardi of Carmel, California, sister Eleneda Sullivan of Lake Tahoe, California, and daughter Mia Dardi of Auburn, California. Services will be held at the Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California, on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:00pm ET.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made honoring Bud Dardi to the following foundations:
Polo Training Foundation
70 Clinton Street
Tully, NY 13159
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA 95602