A native of Los Angeles, Anthony Martin Trifiletti enlisted in the United States Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Because of his exceptional ability as a signalman, Mr. Trifiletti was assigned to the staff of Commander In Chief of the Pacific, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at CinCPAC headquarters on Oahu.
After discharge from the Navy, Anthony met and married the love of his life, Caroline Michela. They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. With Caroline by his side, Mr. Trifiletti began a very successful business career, first in the fledgling mobile home industry, founding Imperial Mobile Home Suppliers in the 1950’s, followed by the California Window Corporation in the 1970’s. He also was an astute real estate investor and with Caroline owned and operated several small businesses.
A loving and devoted husband, he was the beloved father of four children, Catherine Hughes (Patrick), Carol, James (Divina), and John. He is also the grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Mr. Trifiletti is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his sister, Mary.
Anthony was known for his infectious sense of humor, his generous spirit, and his insatiable love of life. His extended family of friends spans all ages and he has inspired all who have known him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in celebration of Anthony’s wonderful life on Monday, April 8 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Laguna Beach, CA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in Anthony’s name to the National Museum of the Pacific War, ATTN: Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 328 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, (830) 997-8600.