Tony Califano was sent to Heaven September 5, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in San Pedro, Tony was a true San Pedran who graduated from, Cabrillo Elementary School, Dana Junior High and San Pedro High School. Tony was a standout All City football player at San Pedro High and was the high school student body president of 1950. He went on to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard. After the service, Tony began a career in insurance and then went on to be a successful real estate broker for over 50 years. Tony became president of the San Pedro/Wilmington Board or Realtors in 1966 and 1967. Tony's generosity was larger than life. His wit, charm and guidance will be truly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia and her daughter, Tiffany, his brother Frank (Joanne) and his four children, Guy (Jackie), Peter (Gina) Julie and Phillip (Erika) and his many grandchildren, Valerie (Jordan), Giana, Tessa, Laina, Tony and Ava and great-grandchildren, Dawson, Savanna, Jaycee, Maverick and Eli. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to the USC Norris Cancer Center, attention: Memorial Giving, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Suite 8302, Los Angeles, CA 90033, and Reference: Tony Califano. Funeral services will be held at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 970 West 8th St., San Pedro, CA, on Tuesday, September 11 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park at, 27501 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits.
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Published in Daily Breeze from Sept. 8 to Sept. 11, 2012