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Patrick Michael Spinosa was born on November 21, 1937 to Pasquale and Mary Spinosa in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania. At the age of 14, he traveled by train to San Pedro, California where he grew up with nine siblings and had happily resided for the last 59 years. In 1956 at the young age of 19 he was employed by Rome Cable in Torrance, CA, later known as Cyprus Tubing & Conduit Company. He played an instrumental role in organizing the United Steel Workers of America, Local 5493 into the company, where he proudly served as union president for 20 years. In 1978, he entered into a joint venture and purchased the company which became Torrance Tubing and Conduit Company, where he continued fabrication of domestic steel tube and pipe until his retirement. Patrick passed away at Torrance Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. He is survived by, his two loving daughters and their families: daughter, Catherine Portnall (former son-in-law Greg Portnall), grandson Geoffrey Portnall (Andrea Bergonia), granddaughter Victoria Portnall and great- grandson Geoffrey Portnall, Jr.;his daughter, Linda Ursic (Pete Ursic), grandson Mark Ursic (Shannon), grandson Joseph Ursic.He is also survived by his brothers Cosmo and Vince, and sisters Christine, Antoinette, Caroline, and Diane. Patrick is preceded in death by his father, Pasquale, his mother Mary, his wife Claudette, his second wife Lois, and his brothers Salvatore, Vittorio, and Tonino (Tony). Visitation will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011, 4-8pm at McKenzie Mortuary in Long Beach. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:00am (Rosary at 9:30am), at Holy Trinity Parish, San Pedro.Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2011
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