Anthony Gerard Pagliuso

August 28, 1959April 10, 2018
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Anthony Gerard Pagliuso, age 58, of Irvine, California passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Anthony was born August 28, 1959 in Los Angeles, California to Celia (Escoto) Pagliuso and Anthony Santo Pagliuso.

Anthony was a long time resident of the Inland Valley, he also lived in Las Vegas, Nv and in Orange County. He started his career in retail at the age of 15 working for Thom McAn shoes through the ROP program. He continued working in Retail sales & management in various departments. But he had a love for shoes which was always his favorite department. He worked at stores such as Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Brioni, Macy’s, Bullocks and Nordstrom.

He is survived by his mother Sally (Escoto) Pagliuso and preceded in death by his father Anthony S. Pagiluiso.

Anthony’s life will be celebrated Wednesday, May 30th at 9:45 with a Rosary, followed by a Mass at 10am Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church 724 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, Ca.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Unforgettables Foundation 345 Pearl Ave., Ste. 230 Redlands, California 92374

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Pagliuso family.


  • Anthony Santo Pagliuso, Father
  • Celia Pagliuso, Mother


  • Rosary Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Mass Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Pat Garrison

August 1, 2018

I am a former neighbor of Anthony, I just found out today of his passing. I will be forever grateful to Anthony for taking a chance on my daughter with no luxury retail experience, Anthony hired my daughter to work with him at the Las Vegas Barney’s location. Anthony was a blessing in my life, Thank you Anthony for your kind heart. Pat Garrison

Artie Escoto

May 30, 2018

I miss you so much. I still pick up my phone and think let me call Tony. We grew up with you as my younger brother and that part of my heart hurts now that you are gone. I thank God i have so much to remember of all the good times we shared. Love you always...........

Lizzie Altimore

April 17, 2018

I had the opportunity to work with Tony when we opened the Las Vegas location for Barneys in 2007. I was his assistant and was quickly given the name “able,” as in able assistant, which continued through our entire relationship. There was never a dull moment and I learned so much from him. No one had catch phrases quite like Tony - “A case of the exactlies,” “Burn,” and my personal favorite, “Movie star manages to have it all...” Everytime I would use one, Tony told me to expect a call from his lawyer for copyright infringement.
Although I eventually moved back to Pittsburgh, we never lost touch and when it came time for my daughter to have a godfather, I knew who would be the best person for the job - TP. I was so very blessed to have him in my life and in my family’s life. Say hi to your Dad and Bruno for me TP - until we meet again. Love you, boss.

Melissa Gallagher

April 17, 2018

Tony was a great friend, a great spirit and someone who was always supportive. I hope I returned in kind. My TP will be so missed.... not just by me but by so many....

Glenn Abernathy

April 16, 2018

Tony and I worked together at Nordstrom back in the early days of Nordstrom in California in the early 1980s. Tony rose to a manager job quickly, and then to a buyer job not long after that. During that time, he was both my manager and my friend. I have sadly lost contact with him over the past few decades, but I will always remember him as being a great guy, and a caring person --- truly one of the good guys.