Philip Andrew Pandolfo, a 48 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Born in Chicago, IL, Philip was 71 when he died. Philip was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and St. Margaret Mary. Philip enjoyed wood turning, hot rods, and watching his grandchildren. We will miss the best dad in the whole wide world. Phillip is survived by daughters, Cecelia Koltura of Yorba Linda, CA, Andrea Pandolfo of Torrance, CA and Katie Pandolfo of Thousand Oaks, CA; and son, Philip Pandolfo of Alta Loma, CA; seven grandchildren, Danielle, Madeline, Julia, Claire, Johnny, Savannah and Valentina; daughter in law Kim; sons in law, John and Ken; and granddogs Houdini and Mickey. He was preceded in death by parents, Emily and Joseph Pandolfo and wife of 37 years, Maureen Pandolfo. A gathering of family and friends will be held at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Friday March 30 from 4:00 pm until 8 pm with the Vigil service commencing at 7:00 pm. The funeral Mass and burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City on Saturday March 31 at 9:30 am.

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  1. Cece and John, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you both. Tiana and Terry

  2. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad. It was such a shock to hear of your father’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know first hand how profound a loss it is when you realize that he will no longer be there for all the events in your life’s. I can tell you though that the very best way to mark his passing is by filling your mind with all of the wonderful memories you have of happier times. I worked for many years with your father and we shared some good times together, he was a good man and I know myself and all of his Northrop family will miss him dearly. Thanks For The Memories Phil Mike Killeen

  3. Cece,Andrea,Katie and Phil, We were so sad to hear of your dads passing.Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.I have known your father and have been his friend for over 35 years. We shared a lot of fun times together, I wish there were more ! Phil was a great guy and fun to be around. He always treated me with respect. He had a great love for his whole family — you guys always came first. I am sorry for your loss, but am happy knowing he is again reunited with your mom , who was the love of his life. He told me that many times. I will surely miss him and so will my family. Sincerely Robert & Phyllis & Boys

  4. What can I say about my dear friend Phil. Phil was always full of laughter, love and lots of joy. He always held his family in the highest regard. Great family man. When he accepted you as a friend he was there for you. He will always be remembered and I am very blessed to have known him and to call him a friend. I loved Phil for the person he was. I miss him already. God bless his family. Phil and his Queen (wife) are together now and I know he is so happy. Love you Phil.

  5. Dear family, I was very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He and your Mom can be proud of the legacy they left here, their children and grandchildren. He will be missed by you and your friends who loved him too.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. The love that he had for his family and continued to have for your mom is unsurpassed. I have great memories of my roomie,”little boots”. Love and friendship, Aaron, Kelley, and the boys

  7. Uncle Phil, Auntie Cecelia, Ya,Ya, Uncle John, Auntie Kim, Grandpa was the best! You really were so blessed. When I would see him with any of you he would be having a good time! Grandpa is now our Angel in heaven! LOVeYOu Grandpa

  8. Pandolfo Family I just received this sad news this AM. Phil and I worked together many years I always considered him a very good friend. I am very sorry to hear this sad news. The years we worked together we only talked about work cars and families. I now you lost a very good dad, you have the opportunity live better life’s based on his examples he set not only for his family but for all his friends. Jim Butterfield

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