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Anthony Paul Grande


1938 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Anthony Paul Grande Obituary
Anthony Paul Grande passed away on August 28, 2010 at the age of 72 from esophageal cancer. He was born on January 13, 1938 in San Pedro to Marion and Maria Grande. He graduated from San Pedro High School in the winter of 1955 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Occidental College and California Institute of Technology. He received a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. He was a longtime resident of Orange, California, where he acted and directed in local community theatre for 30 years. He loved to travel, take cruises and making regular trips to London and New York to attend theatre. He was a loving and generous son, father and grandfather. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to the circus and to the theatre. We appreciated that he always had the answer to any questions, regardless of topic. We valued our time with him and cherished his sense of humor and sense of family. He is survived by his mother, Maria; son, Anthony (Miki); daughter, Denise (Jim Harris); brother, Tom (Karen); sister, Jane (Steve Dillenbeck); grandchildren, Brandon, Carina and Melissa Grande, Marsanna and Mikhela Harris; nephew, Tim Grande; nieces, Ann-Marie (David Rasor); and Beth (Ruben Camacho); and great-nephew, Nathan Rasor. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with rosary immediately following at McNerney's Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at mcnerneysmortuary.com. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.


Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 31, 2010
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