Pollaccia, Anthony, a 72 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2006 in Torrance. Born in Detroit, MI, Anthony was 86 when he died. His hobbies were fast cars and horses. He was a volunteer at St Mary Margaret Church. Anthony's passions included his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. During WWII, he helped to build Liberty Ships. He was a Plaster Contractor and a baseball fan. He is survived by his Wife, Elvira Pollaccia of Torrance, CA; Son, Wayne Pollaccia of Torrance, CA; Son, Angelo and Angelo's wife Tammy Pollacia of Orange County, CA; Daughter, Diane Streetmaker of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; Sister, Fannie Livingston of Hacienda Heights, CA; Sister, Bobbie Pollaccia of Los Angeles, CA; 3 Grandchildren, and 7 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father, Anthony Pollaccia, and Mother, Rose Pollaccia. A gathering of family & friends will be held on Saturday December 2, 2006 from 11am to 3pm at the Rice Mortuary Chapel and Lighthouse Reception Room . Burial will be private.

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  1. To My Loving Dad. I call him Dad because I was always Daddy’s little girl! I will miss you so much and you are in my heart forever. I love you Dad Your Daughter Diane

  2. My Grandpa – My Best Friend, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU…. I miss you more than I could have ever imagined, I mourn you more than I could have ever prepared for. I miss your voice, I miss your touch, I miss your laughter, I miss your very being… I will NEVER be the same, you took a very big part of me with you and not a second will go by that I won’t be thinking of you. I asked you the day you left to watch over me always and I know you are sitting with me right now. I love you Grandpa and will see you again soon. Run for me, breathe hard breaths, for you are not tired anymore – your legs and lungs are strong my sweet grandpa. See you soon, Your Loving Grandaughter Forever PooPee : )

  3. My name is Wayne Anthony Pollaccia. Anthony Pollaccia was my Father. Tony, as He was affectionately called, had three children. I am the eldest, followed by his Daughter Diane, and the youngest is Angelo Pollaccia.We loved him the way he loved us, very much. He was proud of and loved His grandchildren. My daughter, Nicole, Dianes’ children Donnie and Tonyalyn. And Angelo’s girls, Taylor and Cassandra. And last but certainly not least were His greatgrandchildren, Shelbylyn, Helena, kristen, Sidney, Stella, Emma and the newest addition Richard,whom He held for the first and last times, one week before His passing. At a time like this, long time forgotten memories seem to stream back like water leaking from a faucet. One memory is of sitting on my Dad’s lap. I’m approximately six years old. I’m facing Him while he sits, rocking. He’s holding my hands, teaching me how to whistle. We had been in this position many times before, but this time was different, …. I whistled ! What I remember best is my point of view. His face. His look was of pride, and joy and love. So pleased with our accomplishment. That’s the way He always looked at me, all of my 54 yrs. He was always was there for me, doing whatever He could to ease my burden or my pain. He was always there for my celebrations too, after all, I had no celebrations without him, if possible. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren meant everything to Him. And he was so loved by us all. He had a gentle, good natured outlook until the very end. I’m a lucky man to have had such a man, for a Father, Confidant and Friend. He will live forever, in a very special place in my heart. I would like to take this time to say to all that loved Him…He loved you all, Sisters,Brothers,Cousins,Nephews,Nieces.Dad you’ll live,loved inside of us always and forever.

  4. Tony was one of the most sincere, real and easy going neighbors around. From day one, he was there to welcome us into the neighborhood with fresh picked tomatoes, lettuce, green onions and a true heart-felt welcome that really helped us to feel very comfortable upon moving into the Knolls Manor Community. He enjoyed hearing our kids play outside without being bothered by the sound of children playing. Often times he would come outside and sit in his chair by the mailbox and just watch as they played. Just being around Tony made you feel comfortable and at ease. I’ve had the preveiledge of enjoying numerous conversations with Tony about anything from figs to gardening and stories of when he used to build fast cars back in the day. He was truely an amazing and generous man with heart and we could not have asked for better neighbors than Tony, Vera and Wayne Pollaccia. We will miss Tony deeply until the day we meet again it that place where I know that the Lord himself has prepared for guys like Tony Pollaccia. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the Pollaccia families. Sincerely, The Wises’ spc.56

  5. Grandpa-my precious, I have always said that you are the greatest man I have ever known. So kind and gentle, so generous and sweet, The way you laughed with me when I was there and cried when I left to go home(so far away from you). You always made me feel so special. I love that we always said “I love you”. The fondest memory I have is an old and simple one…I would come to spend the night, then you would come home from work and walk through the front door and yell “N-I-K-I”, until I ran up to you. It was the same every time,I always felt so happy and secure when I was with you. My heart is aching, but I know I will be with you again when the time is right.I know you will watch over us while you smoke your pipe and watch “Walker Texas Ranger”. You will always be in my heart. I miss you so much. I love you.

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