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Antonio (Toto) Benvenuto Jan. 1 1934 - July 9, 2013 Antonio, 79, passed away peacefully at home in La Jolla, CA, surrounded by his family after a courageous six year battle with liver cancer. Antonio was born in Catanzaro Lido, Italy. At the age of 17 he attended the L'Oreal Institute in Turin. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Portsmouth, England to begin his hairdressing career where he met his wife of of 50 years, Sheila. After their eldest son Tom was born, they relocated to White Plains, New York. Antonio opened a hair salon in Yorktown Heights and soon they had a daughter Franca followed by their youngest son, Jeremy. In 1979 the family moved to Corte Madera, CA, and Antonio established the Benvenuto Salon in San Anselmo. In 1990 Antonio opened a 2nd location in San Francisco on Grant Ave. In 2006 Antonio and Sheila retired to La Jolla, CA. Antonio was an avid tennis player, member of Mount Tam Racquet Club and La Jolla Tennis Club; he loved the ocean and boating. He was a member of Intercoiffure, an International Hairstylist Association. He owned hair salons in the U.K., New York and California. Antonio will be sadly missed by his wife, Sheila, his sons Tom and Jeremy, daughter Franca: son-in-law Michael and grandchildren, Arabella, Lucas and Jaco. In lieu of flowers donations to Kaiser Hospice, San Diego Agency 619-641-4100 or the are greatly appreciated. Services are to be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA on August 23, 2013 at 3:00. Please go to www. http://www.pacificbeachchapel.com/obituaries.html to sign the guest book.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on July 21, 2013
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