Carl Gilman Murano Jr.
Was born in New Haven, CT on October 4, 1925 to Carl Murano and Pauline Spanagel. He died in Redlands, CA on August 23, 2013 at 87 years old. He received a BA degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown CT and was affiliated with the Chi Psi fraternity. At 17 years old, he enlisted in the Army
Air Corps and he was honorably discharged from the Air Force. From 1951 to 1979, he was a Special Agent for the FBI. His first office was in San Francisco at the Susanville Resident Agency. He transferred to Los Angeles and worked in the Riverside and San Bernardino Resident Agencies. He received numerous letters of accommodations from J. Edgar Hoover for his excellent service. After retiring from the FBI, he was a Special Investigator for General Telephone Company for 13 years. As an avid athlete, he played baseball for Westville, CT, an outstanding team of its day, ice hockey and football. He was active with the Redlands High School football program and a President of Benchwarmers. He recruited for his beloved Fighting Irish and was the number one fan of the NY Yankees.
He was predeceased by his son, Carl Gilman Murano, III. He is survived by the love of his life, Catherine, who he fondly called Kit for 54 years of marriage, his son, Marc Roger Murano of Los Gatos, four daughters, Cynthia Murano Ager of San Diego, Caryn Murano Anderton of Del Mar, Catherine Murano Johnsen of Palos Verdes Estates, Conley Murano Peck of San Clemente, and twelve grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Robert and survived by two sisters, Judy O'Brien and Joan Swanson. A private graveside service is scheduled for September 7, 2013 in San Diego.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer's. You are invited to join the Murano Family in a Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 5, 2013. Details for the walk can be found at http://act.alz.org/goto/Murano
Photo: "More faces + places of the century" by James Sloan 1976.