Anthony Mimosa passed away in the comfort of his own home at 9:45 AM on Monday, September 13, 2010.
He was born September 3, 1924 in Rodeo, California. As a boy, he worked in the fishing industry while attending school. He also worked for California Wine and Sugar, and Union Oil. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, although he also attended Portland College, CSU Hayward, and UC Berkley. Besides selling insurance and working for Philco Ford, he worked for Lockheed as a financial negotiator for almost 40 years.
He was married to Elsie Mimosa for over 50 years before her passing in 2006. He is survived by his two daughters, Donna and Mary Jane, his son John, his granddaughters, Bonnie Jean and Kate, his grandsons, James, Jeremiah and Charles, and his great-grandson Danny. In addition, Anthony, also known as Tony by his friends, served in the Marine Corps, in the Raider battalion during World War II. He was very active in Little League and the Boy Scouts. He was a devoted husband, dedicated father and always did everything he could to help his family. He will be missed by many.
The viewing will be held Thursday September 16, 2010 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM, and the funeral will be Friday September 17, 2010 at 11:00AM, both at Oakwood Chapel.