Louis J. MANISCALCO

"Louie" - Passed away on January 28, 2013 at the age of 101. Louie Maniscalco entered life in San Francisco's "Little Italy" on September 1, 1911 as the third of twelve children born to Lorenzo and Caterina Maniscalco, immigrants from Sciacca, Sicily. Louie attended Francisco Junior High and Sacred Heart High School, leaving before graduation to help with family finances. His first job with the Bank of America came as a result of his father's friendship with A.P. Giannini, the bank's fabled founder. He was married in 1936 to Rose M. Barbera, the love of his life for seventy years until and beyond her death in 2006 at 94 years of age. One of Louie and Rose's fondest treasures was a silver plate that they received as a wedding gift from from Louie's friend, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. After World War II, he became a life-long "bread man" working as a driver and salesman for several San Francisco French Bread Companies, including co-ownership of Franco and Royal Baking Companies. Louie and Rose moved to Santa Rosa following his retirement in 1973. They enjoyed their many close friends, volunteering at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and their membership of St. Eugene's Parish, the Italian Catholic Federation, Italian-American Club and the Druids. Since 2007, Louie had been a resident of Vineyard Commons. He was well loved by both his co-residents and the management for his friendliness, positive attitude, sense of humor, and his light fantastic moves on the dance floor. He is survived by his loving children; Larry (Joan) Maniscalco and Kathy (Don) Lollock, all of Santa Rosa, CA; his grandchildren: Lisa Lollock of Alexandria, Virginia, Michelle (Bart-Fiance) Lollock of Dublin, CA, Michele (Francisco) Manso of San Ramon, CA, and Marc (Holly) Forsythe of Costa Mesa, CA. He is also survived by his great grandchildren; Kiley (Eric) Lucan of Novato, CA, Clayton Forsythe, and Antonio and Julia Manso, as well as his brothers; Dr. Joseph (Gloria) Maniscalco of Novato, Fr. Paul Maniscalco of San Francisco, and John (Gloria) Maniscalco of Colombia, South America; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, as well as a model for how to live a vigorous, steadfast, wholesome and positive life, with a fierce loyalty to La Famiglia and a heart that knew no limits. Family and friends are invited to meet and attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. at Saint's Peter and Paul Parish (666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133). Committal Services will follow in the Receiving Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery (1500 Mission Road, Colma, CA 94014). As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contribution's in Louie's name be sent to the . Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2013