John Peter Cardosi
Resident of Santa Clara
Passed away on May 13, 2014 at the age of 60. Loving husband of Annette. Cherished father of Christine and Sarah. Dear brother of Richard.
John's distinguished legal career spanned more than 30 years of protecting people's rights. John began his career in Santa Clara valley, as an associate of Popelka, Allard, McCowan & Jones, later becoming a partner of the firm. Twelve years ago he joined Diemer, Whitman & Cardosi, LLP as a partner. John handled a number of landmark cases, including representing the Plaintiffs in one of the first cases involving the early use of social media and high school disciplinary actions. John's heart showed in the cases nearest and dearest to him: cases involving suits for compensation of children who had been abused. John was a member of the SCC Trial Lawyers Assoc., the SCC Bar Assoc., the Don Edwards Inn of Court, was a judge pro tem and on the mediation/arbitration panel for Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Destination Imagination was John's second love. He was a team manager for 6 years, taking his team to Global Finals 3 times. In addition to managing a team, John became an integral part of the Silicon Valley DI family as SV Regional Director and serving on the CA Creativity Assoc. Board of Directors. His love and belief in the program showed through his tireless efforts, humor, and enthusiasm.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00p.m at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale. Donations to the Destination Imagination John Cardosi Memorial Fund are preferred. To donate go to www.caldi.org