August Gene Carloni was born November 9, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irene; daughter Laura Carloni of Buellton, CA; daughter Diana Carloni O'Malley and son-in-law Charles O'Malley of Victorville, CA; son Michael Carloni of Manhattan Beach, CA; and a sister, Anne McFadden of Seven Hills, Ohio. He passed away on April 9th, 2007 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. Mr. Carloni was a veteran of World War II who served in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Kent State University in Ohio and went on to pass the Ohio State Bar. He and his wife and children moved to California in 1957. He then passed the California State Bar where he has been practicing law for 46 years. Mr. Carloni was involved in many Italian organizations. He was one of the Founders of the Italian American Bar Association, was Past President of Federated Italo Americans, Past President and District Governor for Unico National, member of National Italian American Federation, and Chairman of the 500th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovering America. He was a former member of the Vikings of Scandia, and a supporter of Hope University. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:30pm at St. Peters Church, 1039 No. Broadway, Los Angeles. Reception to follow at Casa Italiana. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation.

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  1. Dear Carloni Family, Gene will be sorely missed. How well I remember his helpful guidance when Diana and I were in law school and starting out as lawyers. He was a one of a kind. Bob and I send our love and prayers at this difficult time. Elizabeth

  2. Dear Aunt Irene and Cousins:Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Uncle Gene. Our thoughts are with you and our cousins during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Uncle Gene. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Uncle Gene’s death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy. Love Joe and Ella Doljack

  3. We felt great sadness when we heard the news about Gene’s passing. Both Gene and Irene were the great pioneers in our family, setting out to California from Ohio, raising a family there, and living a happy and successful life. Gene will be missed by many.

  4. Dear Carloni family, please accept my deepest condolences, I worked with; and for Gene since 1986. He was my attorney and good friend. He was like a father and mentor to me in business as well as on a personal level. I wil miss him dearly, as will any one that came into contact with him. He is in a better place now! God Bless Gene and the Carloni family.

  5. Dear Diana: Corinne and I send our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Father. Please know that he will be in our prayers at tomorrow morning’s mass. From the obituary’s list of accomplishments it appears he was quite a gentleman. But, for me, the fact that he had a daughter such as you would be more than a sufficient reason for admiring him. I trust such sentiments will give you some comfort during these difficult days. Sincerely, Ken & Corinne

  6. We are greatly saddened by Genes death. He was a very good friend and our wonderful attorney for many, many years. He was the perfect attorney; great techical ability, firm, fair, gracious and above all compassionate. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He is irreplaceable and our great loss. Our hearts go out to his grieving family and may God bless you all. Sincerely, Will & Marlina Morris

  7. Dearest Irene and family, Our prayers are with all of you at the passing of Gene. In the time that we knew Gene he always made our family feel very welcomed when we would visit, and we are blessed to have known him. Again our prayers are with your family.

  8. My mother and I (my father passed away in 2003) wish to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May your memories be a source of comfort. I was extremely fortunate to have worked with Mr. Carloni and Diana for two years. I learned many important lessons from them. Mr. Carloni always greeted me with a warm smile when I arrived each day and asked how I was. He was always very patient and understanding. When I made a mistake, he would smile and correct me. I remember one day it was raining very hard and he insisted on driving me to my car, which was parked across the street. His pleasant vitality was a continuous inspiration. His involvement in numerous Italian organizations was commendable; the Italian community is richer. We send you our love to give you strength to bear your sorrow. Sincerely, Philip Seminara Jr.

  9. Aunt Irene, We are so sorry to hear about Gene. You and you’re family will be in our prayers. Love, Dave & Andrea, Jeff & Jenny Gouge

  10. Diana & Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Smitty and I want you know that we are thinking of you during this very difficult time. Love Smitty & Margaret

  11. We can be far away, but I always remember the fantastic Christmas of 1978 we were together, and all the kindness of the Carloni’s family with me, my love and respect to you all. Adelson

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