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Victor Penso


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Victor Penso Obituary
February 3, 1927 - March 2, 2016 Victor Penso, 89, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died on March 2, 2016. Son of Bessie and Judah Penso, Victor was born in Los Angeles where he spent his entire life. Before graduating from Manual Arts High School, Victor was drafted into the army and trained for the invasion of Japan during World War II. He proudly served his country as part of the occupation of Japan. In 1950 Victor married the love of his life June, who he met at a dance, and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in August. Together they raised four successful children. 56 years ago Victor created a successful wholesale meat company, "Victor's Market Company," that provided high quality meat and other provisions to hundreds of restaurants, schools and hotels throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. Starting first as a small butcher shop in Ocean Park, Victor built a successful business in Hawthorne through determination, salesmanship, and customer service. He was pleased that his son Bruce now owns the business and will pass it on to his children. Victor gave back generously to his community and was active in Brandeis University, Hadassah and received the Kiwanis Distinguished Service Award and Lions Club Citizen of the Year. Victor was a stellar athlete in football and gymnastics and was honored at his 50th high school reunion as "Athlete of the Ages." Victor had a large family of friends who adored him - and he traveled the world visiting relatives in France, Israel, and Turkey. Victor was loved by his family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife June, his children Bruce (Cathy), Sally, Judy and Jerry (Andy), grandchildren Leah, Rebecca, Daniel and Amalya Penso, Rachel and Nikki Cohen, Esther and (Yaacov) Kosbie and great grandchildren Chaya Tzviah, Shoshi, and Eli.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2016
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