Gene “Geno” Robert Cantarano, 63 of Anza, Calif. passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015. He was born on Saturday, June 23, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA.
Geno is survived by his mother, Anita; his daughter, Corina (Alan) Wisler; son, Devin (Ashley) Cantarano; five grandchildren, Liam, Azelia, Devin Jr., Briana and Sabrina, and one great-grandchild, Olivia. He is also survived by his two sisters, Paula (Dennis) McQueary and Adele (Michael) Barrack, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul.
Geno served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and will be laid to rest with honors at Riverside National Cemetery.
Geno is described by his family as quite a character. He was quick with a joke and always ready to laugh. In addition to his love for his family, Geno also loved to play pool as a member of the Friday Night Pool Club in Anza and enjoyed anything having to do with racing cars or motorcycles. Geno was also an accomplished cartoonist who did caricatures.
Geno was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know him, including his best friend, Kai (his dog).
A celebration of life will be held at the Anza Community Hall on Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. For those who would like to share photos/memories, visit www.facebook.com/TheGenoYouKnow. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the OperationFamilyFund.org to benefit Wounded Warriors and their families in Geno’s honor.