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Alfred A. Affinito
Was born on June 13, 1928 in Bronx, NY. He came to Pittsburg, CA at the age of 5 where his family started a business known as the West End Market. This is when Al began to show pride in the place he would forever call home. He graduated with honors from both Pittsburg HS in 1946, the University of San Francisco Law School in 1953. He then proudly served his country in the US Navy as an attorney, representing the Pacific Rim. During that time, he married Bess Ferraro & had 3 children - Alfred II, Michael, & Mary. He is grandfather to Carina, Cassi, & Vincent Affinito.
Upon his return home, Al opened a successful law practice, & served as Pittsburg city councilman, including the role mayor. He was also the city attorney for the city of Pittsburg. He was the founder of Delta Pacific Bank in 1979. He would eventually go on to lead the Order Sons of Italy, both locally & nationally, & become a founding member of the National Italian American Bar Association, to name only a few of his many accomplishments.
Alfred A. Affinito died at home on November 17, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents Alfonse & Maria Affinito, his son Alfred II, & sister Josephine. He is survived by Mario & Nancy Affinito, Dominic & Peachie Affinito, Beatrice Medinas, wife Janie Wegner Affinito, & many nieces & nephews. His family & friends have felt a huge loss upon his passing. He will truly be missed.
Memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Most Holy Rosary Church at 10:00am in Antioch. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Order Sons of Italy Alfred A. Affinito scholarship fund or the
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 26, 2012