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Francisco "Panchito" Sangiorgio
Birth: Jun. 24, 1920, Argentina
Death: Sep. 4, 2007
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

(Bio de Francisco Sangiorgio en Castellano debajo)


He was born in Buenos Aires June 24,1920 his Parents Miguel Sangiorgio and Maria Valarello he had two sister Magdalena (Malena) and Ana Sangiorgio.

His childhood and teen years he was living in Barrio Norte and also in La Boca .. he was very little when his favorite uncle made him a proud member of Boca Juniors (soccer team) the love of his life in later years . another passion he also had was Tango ...he was a great Tango dancer combine that together with his looks and he was hotstuff in those endless Buenos Aires nights.

he also enjoy playing pool and he was pretty good at it not at good as dancing Tango but close .. getting together with his dancing friend and see the sun come up in Buenos Aires was just routine.

In the year 1940 he served with the Army for two years in Palermo , he was honored to be picked to march for the July 9 parade ( Argentina independent Day).

Then he meet Virginia Diaz his wife for 58 years with her they live a great life. Maria Cristina was the first bundle of joy to be born then after 8 years Miguel Sangiorgio was born now they had a couple. Dad was a caring loving parent and husband.

The Family moved to Mar Del Plata , Dad got this huge job with the new casino to make every chair , sofa , curtains for the new casino hotel. he was also working im two different ulpholstery shop. in a matter of a few months he open his own ulpholstery shop .... Pancho Ulpholstery keep in mind that he started to learn the trade when he was 16 he aslo teach the trade to numerous man that worked in his shop ..who now remember him with appreciation and gratitude

Alot of his work could be found in the most exclusive window in decorator show rooms where you could see that each piece of furniture he made was a work of art. clients will wait for him for long period of time as long as Panchos ulpholstery was the one doing their work . at this point there was no question that Panchos ulpholstery was the best in Mar Del Plata, not because his family said it but because his clients said over and over.

In the year 1970 Pancho is going to make one of his dream come true , and that is to move and live in USA the country he loved so much.He came to Los Angeles alone Mother and I had to wait in Buenos Aires for one year to get our visa and we arrived to join Dad in Los Angeles in 1971 a very happy day for us to be to together again. Dad made another one of his dreams come true in 1995 .. He became a very proud American Citizen Mom and I did also.


When Dad arrived in Los Angeles he worked in several different upholstery shop were his knowledge and experienced
were greatly appreciated ,he was always giving the French fine furniture and when he was finish was a piece of art his work was always being display in the store window , He loved his trade that learned form the age of sixteen .

Around 1973 Dad went to work for the best upholstery shop in
Los Angeles (Cosmos Upholstery ) the establishment was owned by Mr.Max Wonderman ,with Cosmos having many high profile clients Dad work in sitting in many Hollywood celebrities homes , in 2002 at the 82 Dad retire from Cosmos leaving behind many friends and many good memories .

Now is a personal note in 1971 his first grand daughter is born Maria Elena in Argentina in 1971 Maria Andrea is born follow by Maria Florencia in 1974 and the last Grandchild was born in 1984 Cristian Alberto.

Parents Maria Cristina and Rolando Peña ( Panchos son-in-law) the always live in Mar Del Plata where we made our home for many years before moving to the USA the whole family 6 all together come to visit us in Los Angeles Pancho love to take his grandchildren everywhere and had a great time doing it.

In 2004 his first great grandson was born in Spain Nicolas Prado parents Maria Florencia and Javier , then Melina Lourdes Sposato was born in 2005 in Argentina Melina was born with the same blue eyes that her great grandfather had
her parents Maria Andrea and Walter also in 2005 Julieta Prado was born and 2007 Lara Valentina Sposato making a total of 4 great grand children but surely more to come.

Dad always put a great fight when it came to illness , he was always very positive and his will to leave was incredible. right after his 87 birthday his health started to deteriorate and it look like a fight this time he wasen't going to win like he did so many time before that very sad September 4th Pancho could not fight for his life any longer and he left us. He died at home with us at his side at 3AM leaving and emptiness impossible to fill out , for his Wife ,Daughter , Son , Grand children Great Grandchildren.

Abuelo Pancho is not here physically , but everything we learned from him is here , his smile is here , the funny way he had to tell a joke only like he could that something that Rolando his son-in-law will never forget .

One thing for sure he is in a better place now that he earned and from there he will give us strength he will look out for all of us .. thank you Pancho ,thank you Papa ,thank you Grandfather ,thank you Great Grandfather will never forget you not even for an instant rest in Peace.

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Francisco Sangiorgio (Panchito)

Nacio:-----------Junio 24,1920
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fallecio:--------Septiembre 4,2007
Los Angeles ,Hollywood U.S.A.

Habia Nacido un 24 de Junio de 1920 sus Padres Miguel Sangiorgio y Maria Valarello y tenia dos Hermanas Magdalena (Malena) fallecida y Ana Sangiorgio.su niñez y adolescencia la paso en Barrio Norte y tambiem en la Boca . desde muy chico un tio de la Boca le habia echo socio del club de sus amores , y tenia su carnet desde muy chico con gran orgullo era y es de Boca tambiem otra de sus pasiones el TANGO sabia bailarlo muy bien y disfrutaba mucho escuchando sus queridos tangos. y como el decia le sacaba biruta al piso al bailarlo, tambiem le gustaba en su juventud jugar al billar y salir con sus amigos.

En el año 1940 cumplio con el servicio militar 2 años en el cuerpo de infanteria 2 en Palermo, muy orgulloso el 9 de Julio desfilaba por las calles de Buenos Aires.

Luego conocio a Virgina Diaz su esposa por casi 58 años..con ella paso toda una vida primero nacio su Hija Maria Cristina y despues de 8 años llego su Hijo varon Miguel Francisco Sangiorgio y asi completo la parejita.

La Familia se muda a Mar Del Plata ya instalado en MDP realizo muchos trabajos como el Casino de esta ciudad y trabajando en varios talleres se independizo y tenia tu taller Tapiceria Pancho donde enseño el oficio que el habia aprendido a los 16 años tambiem les enseño el oficio a varios que hoy lo recuerdan con mucho cariño por lo enseñado y por los consejos dados en aquellos años y tantos clientes que lo querian y admiraban sus trabajos. en las tapicerias finas de Mar Del Plata se podia ver la calidad de sus obras era muy buscado y esperaban para sus trabajos.

Solo querian que el lo haga amigos tapiceros que muchos ya no estan pero siempre nombran a Pancho. lo reconocian y admiraban por lo que sabia y por la amistad que brindaba sin lugar a dudas era el mejor tapicero de esta ciudad y no dicho por un familiar sino por clientes y colegas.

En el año 1970 Pancho cumpliria un sueño hecho realidad , De viajar y vivir en USA el Pais que siempre amo ,viajo a Los Angeles solo ,mientras Mama y yo esperamos nuestra visa en Buenos Aires por un año.

Arrivamos a Los Angeles para reunirnos con Papa en 1971, un dia muy feliz para estar otra ves juntos,y termino de cumplir su sueño en 1995 siendo Ciudadano Americano igual que Mama y yo.

Al llegar a Los Angeles trabajo en diferentes tapicerias donde su experiencia y sabiduria fueron muy apreciadas,siempre en muebles Franceses y de estilo...hacia obras de arte de sus trabajos ,que terminaban siendo excibidos en las vidrieras de los negocios ,el amaba su oficio que habia aprendido a los 16 años.

En 1973 trabajo para la tapiceria mas exclusiva de Los Angeles
( Cosmos Upholstery ) El dueño del establecimiento Mr. Max Wonderman Sabia de la calidad de la mano de obra de Papa .Este negocio tiene una clientela muy selecta entre ellas las estrellas de Hollywood donde muchas casas de Beverly Hills hoy en la actualidad tienen piezas confeccionadas por Papa . Dejo de trabajar en Cosmos a los 82 años y alli quedaron amigos ,compañeros y muchos recuerdos en tantos años trabajando en el mismo lugar.

Tambien en 1970 nace su primera Nieta Maria Elena , en el 1971 lo hace
Maria Andrea y en el 1974 Maria Florencia y su ultimo Nieto
fue en 1984 Cristian Alberto ,Hijos de Maria Cristina y Rolando Peña su yerno que viven en Mar Del Plata. donde Pancho vivio por muchos años.En distintas ocasiones fueron a visitarlo y el Abuelo los llevo a todos lados a conocer su amado USA.

Fue un luchador de la vida pese a sus nanas que fueron muchas siempre sabia salir de ellas como un guerrero un ejemplo de la vida fue Pancho ! siempre acompañado y apuntalado por su compañera,esposa Virginia ,paso cosas lindas otras no tantas pero es la vida asi... para el año 2004 nace su primer bisnieto Nicolas Prado hijo de Florencia y Javier luego nace Melina Lourdes Sposato en el año 2005 que tiene el color azul de ojos del bisabuelo Pancho nace Julieta Prado y en el 2007 lo hace Lara Valentina Sposato sus 4 Bisnietos.

Pero en el 2007 despues de cumplir 87 años nos dejo el no estaba acostumbrado a sentirse mal siempre ponia fuerza de voluntad para aferrarse a la vida . pero ese 4 de Septiembre
ya no peleo mas por la vida y nos abandono..dejando asi un lugar muy grande imposible de llenar para su esposa , hijos , Nietos ,Bisnietos el Abuelo Pancho ya no esta fisicamante pero esta en todo lo que nos enseño y esta su sonrisa sus cuentos picantes que su yerno Rolando no se olvida sus amigos y conocidos siempre lo tendran entre nosotros y que estos 90 dias de ausencia estamos todos aun a la devira pensando en el.

Solo sabemos que estara en un lugar muy lindo y tranquilo ya que el supo ganarselo asi y desde ese lugar nos da fuerzas y nos cuida a todos.

Gracias Pancho. Gracias Papa,Gracias Abuelo,Gracias bisabuelo.. gracias te dan tus amistades por haber sembrado tanto amor .nunca nos olvidaremos ni un instante de vos
Descansa en Paz.










 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Crypt 2 AB Block 1347 Mercy
 
Created by: The Sangiorgio Family
Record added: Dec 11, 2007
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Thinking about you Daddy love you always oxoxox
- Mike
 Added: Aug. 27, 2015

- Maja
 Added: Aug. 23, 2015
I am always taking my hat off to you Dad love you and miss you Much .
- MIKE
 Added: Jul. 16, 2015
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