Shenandoah County GOP

Morning Round-Up

Sorry we’re a little late. Days off have a tendency to push everything back. But four stories you should know about:

-Planning Commission Chairman Jeff Aimonetti’s funeral is being held today. Planning Administrator Chris Boies explains the process for replacing Mr. Aimonetti here

-Speaking of Mr. Boies, he is leaving his job at the end of the month to become the town manager iin New Market. From what I’ve seen at Planning Meetings, they’ve made an excellent choice. Chris really knows his stuff for a 27 year old.

-And speaking of youth, 19-yeard old Justin Ritenour officially became Shenandoah County’s youngest elected official on Tuesday when he was sworn in as a member of the Strasburg Town Council. 

-Bob Goodlatte: World Traveler. Or at least this week, anyways, Bob Goodlatte reports from Afghanistan, where the U.S. has been facing a surge in violence. Still, the Congressman points out some improvement on some important fronts, including the fact that the nation has been holding free and fair elections since the Taliban was removed from power.


Aimonetti Obituary and Arrangements
July 2, 2008, 10:11 am
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From the Northern Virginia Daily:


Jeffrey Aimonetti    


Jeffrey Aimonetti

Jeffrey Craig Aimonetti, 59, of Strasburg died Sunday in Charleston, W.Va.


A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at Strasburg United Methodist Church by the Rev. Edward P. Winkler.


Mr. Aimonetti was born June 2, 1949, in New Jersey, son of the late Aldo O. and Eunice M. VanEss Aimonetti. He was the owner of Aimonetti Insurance Agency in Strasburg and Woodstock.


Surviving are four sons, Jeffrey S. Aimonetti of Strasburg, Jonathan C. Aimonetti of Florida, Joseph G. Aimonetti and James M. Aimonetti, both of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Anna Marie Aimonetti of Winchester; two brothers, A. Michael Aimonetti of Smethport, Pa., and Jonathan P. Aimonetti of LaFargeville, N.Y.; and a sister, Eunice M. Terndrup of Strasburg.


Arrangements are being handled by the Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg.


View this obituary online at

Planning Chairman Aimonetti Dies
June 30, 2008, 8:00 pm
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Tragedy came again to the Shenandoah County Government Center when it was learned that Jeff Aimonetti, Sixth District Member and Chairman of the Planning Commission, passed away over the weekend after collapsing during a basketball game held in conjunction with a Senior Olympics Event in Charleston. Early media reports indicate that the cause was a massive heart attack. Mr. Aimonetti was the brother-in-law of Strasburg Town Councilman Scott Terndrup and the father of Jeff Aimonetti Jr, a Voting Member for the Edinburg Precinct on the SCRC. 

I only had the chance to see Mr. Aimonetti in action a few times, but he seemed to be extremely fair and judicious as chairman, not one to court controversy, and extremely interested and knowledgeable on an area of government that can be extremely nuance and difficult to understand. 

The Aimonetti Family has the Committee’s deepest condolences for their untimely loss. We will be sure to provide you with details on arrangements as they become available. 

UPDATE: The Northern Virginia Daily has done an excellent job with their article looking back on the commissioner.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete as of this morning. 

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