|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1921|
El Paso County
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 2001|
Los Angeles County
Nicklo "Nick" Angelo Lombardi was born on August 6, 1921 to his parents, Angelo Nicholas Lombardi and Madeline Kelly, in El Paso, Texas. He attended San Jacinto Elementary School and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, California.
Upon completion of high school, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp, established by President Frankin D Roosevelt in 1933, in response to the effects massive unemployment caused by the Great Depression. He was assigned to Wildrose Station in Death Valley California and helped to survey and build infrastructure into the newly named national monument.
In 1941, he joined the United States Marine Corp and was trained at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as a Marine Corp Aviator. He was stationed at the Marine Corp Air Station at Cherry Point. He was later transferred to the Vero Beach Naval Air Station in Vero Beach, Florida. He was eventually transferred to the El Toro Naval Air Station near Santa Ana, California.
He was a combat veteran pilot during World War II and the Korean War, serving in the south Pacific, Korea and Japan. He was awarded the Air Medal, Korean Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Medal. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in 1955 and settled with his family in Long Beach, California.
After he completed his military service, he became a small business owner and opened Lombardi's Photography Studio and Camera Shop in Long Beach, which he operated for 20 years. His career as a professional photographer was hugely successful and he was well known throughout the community for his photographic work. He was also well known for his artistic accomplishments in both pastels and watercolor paints, winning several awards for his work.
Nick Lombardi passed away on November 19, 2001, at his home in Long Beach. He was buried with full military honors beside his second wife, Patsy (Harp) Lombardi at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cypress, California.
Angelo Nicholas Lombardi (1883 - 1946)
Madalene Kelly Iverson (1905 - 1992)
Patricia Ruth Harp Lombardi (1930 - 1983)
Marie Lombardi Seidlinger (1902 - 1982)**
Vincent Dominick Lombardi (1904 - 1965)**
Anna Lombardi Steinhauser (1913 - 1988)**
Elizabeth Lombardi McKenna - Davis (1914 - 1975)**
Nicklo Angelo Lombardi (1921 - 2001)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress)
Created by: Patrick Lombardi
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
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