Claude Cazzulino
June 17, 1954 - February 26, 2021 Claude Cazzulino of Pasadena passed away on February 26, 2021 at age 66. He was born in Queens, NY, the oldest son of Joseph and Clara Cazzulino, and grew up in Lloyd Harbor on Long Island. Claude graduated from Brown University in 1976, with a degree in history and fluency in German developed during his junior year abroad in Gottingen. After Brown, Claude was a cub reporter for the Daily Record in Morris County, New Jersey. In 1981, Claude entered Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA, where he studied labor law. He also met his wife, Theresa Traber, at Northeastern and, after their graduation in 1984, they moved to Los Angeles to pursue their careers and start a family. Claude and Theresa have two children, Francesca Cazzulino of San Diego and Niko Cazzulino of Pasadena. For more than 32 years, Claude was an attorney and partner at Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann and Sommers LLP, where he advised labor organizations and their health care and pension trust funds. He worked diligently to ensure that workers and their families received the full measure of their hard-earned benefits. He authored an article on domestic relations and employee benefit plans and was a contributing editor to the American Bar Association's treatise on Employee Benefits Law. Claude served as a board member at Sequoyah School in Pasadena and as a coach and referee for AYSO soccer teams. He swam with the Masters Swimming Team for more than ten years, was a potter, and loved to ski, hike, camp, and travel with family and friends. In addition to his wife and children, Claude is survived by his mother Clara Cazzulino of Chapel Hill, NC, brother Dana Cazzulino of New York, NY, grandson Ezio Cazzulino of Pasadena and many loving family members.

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