George J. Pagano

George J. Pagano

June 28, 1940 - December 15, 2017

George J. Pagano

June 28, 1940 - December 15, 2017


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.

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15 responses to George J. Pagano

  1. G. Guadagno says:

    Sending my sympathy, prayers, love and condolences,

  2. Cherish the moments, memories and life lessons that I was blessed to share with you my Paisano!!! Move over BLue Eyes there’s a new Sheriff in the clouds… Your friend Jonathan A.

  3. Being the ‘little’ brother, I always looked up to George, through good times and bad, we always confided in each other to work things out or to settle our differences no matter what it was.
    George always watched over me my entire life and always by my side when I needed him that’s for sure!
    Even though George and I lived 400 miles apart for the last 45 years or so, we could always talk and tried to visit as often as we could, especially during holidays, birthdays, illnesses and always looked forward to our “cousins” reunion! George loved coming to Northern California to the reunion we have held for the past 10-15 years. All of the cousins loved to get together to share wonderful stories, catching up, lots of laughter, and just being a family again.
    George, on one occasion, managed to slip in one of his own CD’s in the machine, and without mentioning anything to the rest of us, sat back with a grin on his face, got a kick out of his cousins wondering if the songs they were listening to was Sinatra or Michael Bublé! They could not believe their ears that it was George singing! George loved ole’ Blue Eyes that’s for sure!
    Great memories of George…he will always be by my side forever…I love you brother George and will see you later one day okay? Love you, Michael

  4. bob karr says:

    I am grade school classmate of George’s from Park School in San Mateo, and haven’t seen George since 1955, but long term memory kick in and I remember him well. George was a really good guy so it doesn’t surprise me that he lived a good life. My best thoughts are with Mike and his close friends and family who will miss him greatly.

    Bob Karr, Park School classmate

  5. John Kaylor says:

    George and Frankie enjoyed every ‘afternoon with the MBRDS, Monarch Beach Resort Dog Society. We loved George like a brother. John and Jacque Kaylor

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