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Don Sirvio August 14, 1939 – July 19, 2014 Donald Wayne Sirvio was born in Detroit, Michigan. Don's grandparents were all from Finland and the Finish culture was an evident influence on his life. From the time Don was 4 years of age, he would redesign cars advertised in the news paper. Because of Don's talents, he was placed in an all boys' technical high school in Detroit which geared classes to match the needs of the Detroit car companies. Don attended Wayne State University in Detroit and then worked in the automotive industry. Don was always an adventurous explorer and worked a contract job in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he discovered the better weather of the West. After the contract ended and he returned to Detroit, he started looking for employment in California. After moving to California and working in a few positions, Don took a job at STL, the predecessor to TRW and The Aerospace Corporation. Don bought a house in the South Bay which began his love affair with real estate. Don enjoyed over 40 plus years as a real estate broker in the South Bay. He loved working with clients and enjoyed the ever changing real estate market. In the 1970s he started Surfside Properties which he headed for a number of years. Don preferred working with clients and joined the Re/Max organization in its first year in California. Don loved people and really enjoyed helping his many clients find their homes or investment properties. Don truly loved his life and the people he meet along the way. Don would tell people, "I came to California for the weather and stayed for the people." In lieu of flowers or contributions to an organization, please order a pizza for you and/or your family from Old Venice, Manhattan Beach and enjoy! It is no secret that Don loved pizza and loved it best at Old Venice. There will be a celebration of Don's life with refreshments following on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Center for Spiritual Living, 907 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

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  1. Dearest Patty and Claire,
    We were blest to know Don for more than 30 years. We were blest that because of him we got our location for Old Venice. We were blest that he was such a devoted fan of Old Venice, that he was such a generous person, that truly cared for us and was such a genuine person. We were blest that he helped Andrew and Natalie get their houses and we will forever be grateful for his involvement and impact on our lives. You’re loss is great, as it is for all of us, but we are thankful and blest to have known him. He touched so many people in his life and we’re blest to be among them. May the light of our Lord fill your lives, may you have peace and comfort in knowing that Don is at rest in our Lords arms and may his soul rest in peace.
    Love, Julie Hantzarides and Jimmy ‘in spirit’

  2. Dearest Patty and Claire,
    We were blest to know Don for more than 30 years. We were blest that because of him we got our location for Old Venice. We were blest that he was such a devoted fan of Old Venice, that he was such a generous person, that truly cared for us and was such a genuine person. We were blest that he helped Andrew and Natalie get their houses and we will forever be grateful for his involvement and impact on our lives. You’re loss is great, as it is for all of us, but we are thankful and blest to have known him. He touched so many people in his life and we’re blest to be among them. May the light of our Lord fill your lives, may you have peace and comfort in knowing that Don is at rest in our Lords arms and may his soul rest in peace.
    Love, Julie Hantzarides and Jimmy ‘in spirit’

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