George Joseph Pagano
George J. Pagano, formerly of San Mateo, CA, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills, CA. George was 77. Cause of death was from heart failure – complications stemming from heart valve replacement surgery.
George was born June 28, 1940, in San Mateo, CA, the son of Joseph and Gladys Pagano. A graduate of San Mateo High School (Class of ’59) and later attending Santa Clara University. After college he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and served out his military obligation before starting his working career. George’s first major job was that of a sales rep for Jack Daniel’s Distillery.
This position eventually took him to Laguna Niguel where he excelled in his career, met wonderful folks and decided this was where he would settle, marry and pursue his real estate adventure! After leaving Jack Daniel’s, he started working for Ann Chisman Real Estate in Laguna Niguel. Throughout his career in real estate he made many friends and colleagues in his chosen field- they will miss his delightful and somewhat charming personality, as many have told me. George was a resident of Laguna Niguel-Dana Point area for over 45 years and I have been told, an ‘icon’ in real estate for almost the entire time. As a Broker Associate Partner for the Immel Team Luxury Real Estate firm in Dana Point, CA, he will be sorrowfully missed. He enjoyed being part of many local community organizations and was a member of the Monarch Bay Golf and Country Club. George loved golf! An avid golfer and playing since he became a four year member on his high school team. He played along side and later to be, PGA Tour/Senior Tour player, George Archer (SMHS’58). George’s other interests included his love of music, especially ‘ole’ blue eyes’ himself! God forgive you that you gave him a microphone!
Survivors include his brother Michael G. Pagano of San Mateo, CA; nephew Michael (Mick) G. Jones (wife Janice C. Lind), Grand Nephew Mason P.M. Jones, all residing in Oakland Hills, CA. In addition, many cousins that are now spread all over the Western States and loved by all as the “patriarch” of the family.
A public service will be held on January 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point followed by a private reception for family members. Memorial contribution may be made in George’s memory to Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618.