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CURRADO, John Battista
CURRADO, John Battista A long time real estate land broker of the A.V., passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at the age of 92. Born Nov. 16, 1922, in Los Angeles, he graduated from John Marshall High School and then later enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a Quartermaster First Class Petty Officer aboard the aircraft carrier SS Nassau from 1942-45 during World War II. As a man of many talents and professions, he was a homebuilder and bartender in Mojave, Fuller Brush salesman in Minneapolis, avionics instrumentation electrician in Palmdale, and then in 1958, became a real estate land broker in the AV. He was known both personally and professionally for his honesty and integrity in all transactions--most of which were settled with a handshake and a look square in the eye. He believed in the value of the AV real estate investment--several of his signs can still be seen in prominent locations throughout the Valley. He retired his license only recently. He was a founder of A V Country Club and was an avid golfer until age 88. He continued to enjoy his weekly card games at the Club until age 90. His lifelong love of the beach culminated with boogie boarding with his kids at Carpinteria Beach at age 90. He was predeceased by his parents Anne Daluiso and Giovanni Battista Currado (immigrants of Italy), his sister Palma Carone and his first wife, Dorothy, mother of their four children. He is survived by Fae, his wife of 22 years and, in recent years, devoted caregiver; sister, Nina Mohi (Gary); four children and spouses, John A. (Lani), Melodie Robertson (Ken), Debbie Todd (Mark), and Michael (Melinda); 7 grandchildren, John R. (Dina), Alicia Barlow (Chris), Chad Hovis, Brian Hovis (April), Mario (Heather), Micah (AJ), and Matthew; 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service with the Lancaster Elks Lodge 's Officers & Members officiating will be held Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 11 am at the AV Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John B. Currado, to Lancaster Elks Lodge BPOE #1625, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster, CA 93535 or online enf.elks.org/tribute. Arrangements entrusted Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations, Lancaster

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