Fred "T Hopper" Pasquarella
1953 - 2021
Fred Pasquarella was born in San Pedro, CA on May 21, 1953 to Fred and Rae Pasquarella, and passed away October 21, 2021 at the age of 68. Fred attended Holy Trinity elementary school and Fermin Lasuen High School where he was a proud member of the "Provisions". He graduated from Marymount College with a degree in Engineering. He went on to be an Aerospace Engineer at Rockwell International, then Northrop Grumman, where he participated in the design of the B2 Bomber and FA-18 Fighter Jet. In 1980, he married Jewel Gasperov and they had two beautiful children, Gina and Freddie. Fred was a loving husband and father. He was smart, kind, funny, charming, witty, and always made people smile. Fred was a philanthropist who made notable donations throughout Nevada, Santa Anita, and where the turf meets the surf down at Old Del Mar. Preceded in death by his brother Clem, he is survived by his sister, Patricia; daughter, Gina (Mike) Shaknovich; and son, Fred (Allie) Pasquarella. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Church at 10am on Friday, November 12, 2021 with reception to follow.

Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Nov. 9, 2021.
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Sara Williams and Lee Gasperov
November 15, 2021
Our deepest and sincere thoughts to the Pasquarella And Hoinsky Family on the loss of Fred. Great laughs talking about equine puzzle. See you in the winners circle again someday.
Vito and Dawn
November 13, 2021
Sending prayers for comfort and many happy memories to all the family
Diana Trani Coffman
November 12, 2021
Fred was a generous man with a great sense of humor. We have so many fun memories of the pool parties at the Pasquarella home and of Fred barbecuing Italian sausage. Your family always made our family feel welcome in your home. Gina and Freddie, you´re in our prayers as you say goodbye to your father. God bless your family. May Fred rest in peace.
Martin, Karen, Sean & Shannon O'Connor
November 10, 2021
Freddie and I grew up on the same street. He was my friend as long as I can remember. We grew up together, laughed and cried together, got in fist fights with each other, but always we were close friends. We had great memories in the San Pedro of the 50s and 60s. My condolences to his family. I'm very saddened that Freddie is gone. Freddie, I love you and will miss you. God Bless You Brother.
Dean Andrews
November 10, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Pasquarella family. I met Fred when I was in nursing school and that was when he endearingly gave me the nickname "Nurse Ratched" from One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest. Fred was a charming, kind, funny, giving and intelligent man. I love you my friend.
Linda Flores
November 10, 2021
We are going to miss you Fred! Thanks for all the laughs.
Matt and Noel Vuoso
November 9, 2021
My condolences to the Pasquarella Family. I have many fond memories of Fred from back in the Mule's days. He was quite a character and an all around good guy. I will always remember our trips to up North to see the Oakland Raiders. Rest in Peace Hopper. We are gonna miss ya.
Robert Roman
November 9, 2021
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