June 21, 1933 ~ April 4, 2021

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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  1. candle 1Dad: I (and we) love you so dearly and deeply. We are all torn and heart-broken. I’m so sorry you had to leave and so abruptly. We know you were suffering and Jesus came to get you and take you to His Paradise because you most definitely deserve Paradise and excellent health. The good Lord blessed you and us with the with the very long quality life of almost 88 years on this Earth. I deeply regret that you passed at that Acute Care Center instead of at home surrounded by us. Actually I regret many things and ask for your forgiveness. I relish all the precious moments we spent together for nearly 60 years. It has much meaning that it happened on Easter Sunday, a very holy day that is fitting for the great Catholic man you are. You are the best father I could’ve ever dreamed of having and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do for us and being who you are. You worked so hard to support us, always be there for us, and nurture us for all those decades. You courageously and honorably served our country in the Korean War, stationed in Seoul for 2 years. You helped pioneer the drywall industry while it was in its infancy stage beginning in 1954, and make it the standard interior wall and ceiling surface for virtually all building in the U.S., utilizing the “bazooka” and other newly introduced specialized tools of the trade. Some of your work included the enormous Del Amo Fashion Center, Golden Cove Center, Montclair Plaza, Safeway, Vons, Unimart (later Target), Denny’s, IDM, Hennessey’s Taverns, HT Grill, NCR, The Forum, Gemco, the Bradbury Building (now a National Historical Landmark), among thousands of others, only to retire some 60 years later in 2014. I am privileged to be your first born child/son. I’m sorry we often took you for granted. I will make it all up to you and then some. You are truly one-of-a-kind, so honest, humorous, fun to be around, considerate, unselfish, caring, and generous, with an outstanding attitude toward life and toward us all. We still feel your presence here and believe in it. But you’re also with your loving parents, family, friends, and pets up there in joy, love, and peace in Heaven we pray. I know you want us to take good care of Mom (your wife of nearly 62 superb, dedicated, and faithful years–and you were together for 64!) and that’s what we’ll do. RIP and God bless you and keep you eternally for us my forever daddy. Tony is survived by his wife Kay, 3 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand-daughter. –Yours Truly, Dino

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