June 8, 1912 – May 29, 2012
Pascal (Pat) Augimeri
Pascal Augimeri, known to his family and friends as Pat, was born into this world on June 8, 1912 in Olean, New York. He passed away on May 29, 2012, just 11 days before his 100th birthday. We mourn his passing, our hearts ache with this loss, but we recognize the fullness of his long life and are grateful for the many years Pat had on this earth. He was a loving father and husband, a beloved uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a close friend to scores of people from all walks of life.
Pat was born to Italian immigrants Tony and Mary Augimeri, the fourth of six children. His childhood was spent in Olean in western New York state, a small city with a large and vibrant Italian immigrant population. In 1929, at age 16, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, where his father opened a grocery store. This would be the family business for decades. Pat and his brother Nick owned and operated several small grocery stores throughout Los Angeles.
Pat served his country in the army during World War II. He returned after three years in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. He met his future wife, Vickie Giambrone, on New Years Day, 1950. They were married six months later, on June 4, 1950. In 1953 Pat and Vickie moved into their new house in Downey, which would be Pat’s home for the next 59 years, and where they would raise their five children: Marie, Patty, Tony, Ruth, and Suzanne. Pat witnessed a lot of history during his time on earth, all the great changes of the twentieth century, and the arrival of the new century with its promise and peril. Pat appreciated the past, looked forward always to a bright future, but lived completely in the present. He loved family gatherings, card games with his friends, time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had an inquisitive spirit and as a result was a great conversationalist and listener.
Pat is survived by his wife Vickie, by children Marie Augimeri, Patty Slay, Ruth Augimeri, Tony Augimeri, and Suzanne Augimeri; sons-in-law Dudley Slay, Joe Escareno, Jim Howley and Sven Augimeri; grandchildren Jimmy Koffel, John Koffel, Patrick Koffel, and Micah Augimeri-Lee; and great-grandchildren Jordan and Jonah Koffel; and many devoted nieces and cousins. A memorial Mass in Pat's honor will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 10:00am, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Downey. A gathering will follow at the home of Suzanne and Sven Augimeri in Downey.
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2012
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February 1, 2013
Sending love and prayers to you in heaven
July 18, 2012
My darling Daddy, I seem to miss you more and more each day. Thank you for being such a wonderful Father to me. It doesn't seem possible I cannot physically hug and kiss you anymore, and hear the sound of your sweet, comforting voice. But I know you can hear me now when I tell you how much I love you, and how much you are missed by all of us.
I hope you know that you were the rock of our family. Even in the last few months when you were not as strong, you still brought our Mother and your children such comfort, love, courage and happiness. Our world will never be the same without you here. I want you to be at peace with our Lord Jesus and don't worry about us. I want to do my best to carry out your legacy, Dad. There is no one else like you, but I can try to be the kind of person here on earth that you were... always kind and considerate of others, always optimistic and thankful for every single minute of the day. You saw the good in everyone you met, and have brought so much joy to so many people. You set such an example of what love and family is all about. It is the most important thing. I miss watching all the musicals with you. I think we watched " Deep in my Heart" the most that last two months we were together. I will always remember looking into your eyes before you left us, and grateful to be able to have told you again how much I love you. I am so proud to be your daughter. "You Are Always in my Heart".
With all my love, Tudie
June 24, 2012
June 16, 2012
You were a wonderful and kind neighbor. I am very glad I got to meet you and your family, rest in peace my friend and condolences to your family.
Steve & Judi Buffington
June 13, 2012
Pat's friendship and love was a constant in our lives. His youthful spirit, love and appreciation of each day and of life's simple pleasures was a big part of his charm. It was truly obvious how much he adored his family and they him. Just a beautiful thing to witness and be a part of. We will miss him so very much.
Larry & Carol Cook
June 12, 2012
"A Tribute to Pat Augimeri. The world has lost a good man, and I have lost a friend. I met Pat in the 60's when he worked with his brother Nick and Sister Lee at Central Farms, located on Manchester and Central in L.A. We were both young and ready to conquer the world. Time has passed and we're older and wiser, but time did not diminish our friendship and regard for one another. I am thankful for having known Pat, and will miss him".
June 7, 2012
Your kind and wonderful spirit will be missed by all of us. God bless you in heaven Uncle Pat.
Love; The Kallens
Bruce, Suzette, Matt, James, and Janet
June 4, 2012
Dear Uncle Pat, we will all miss you so much. You were always my favorite Uncle. I loved to hear the stories you would tell about my Dad and you when you worked at the American Can Co when you were young. We have wonderful memories of your happy, positive, spirit. This is what we will always cherish.
Your loving niece
Rosemarie and Chris
June 3, 2012
Dear Ruth and family,
What a beautiful legacy has been left by this wonderful man. A loving family, lots of laughter and fun and so many precious memories. I love you Ruth, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Jenny O"Rourke Bumcrot Oregon City, Or.
Joanne Graef Landeros
June 3, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ruth and her mom, Marie, Patty, Tony and Tutti.
I have fond memories of your dad cheering us on the softball field, watching TV in his pajamas, and sharing stories about work or card games around the kitchen table.
He always made me feel welcome and part of the family.
What a wonderful man.
Love to you all, with my deepest sympathies.
June 3, 2012
Your love and zest for life is your legacy...you have a wonderful family that reflects your own dedication and love. God bless you in Heaven, Mr. Augimeri...
June 2, 2012
I m glad that i have talked with you some months ago, and i have know you; I want to say thanks to this great Augimeri. I hope that from the Sky you can to meet your root, your parents and also my father that was same year and same name of you; I hope that you can to pray for all your family and for me and i hope to meet their asap. Thank's Pat Augimeri pray for all us Augimeri that we loved you; ; Grazie Pasquale, prega per tutti quelli che ti hanno voluto e ti vorranno sempre bene. Ciao.tuo cugino italiano; (Sorry for my english many broken) che Dio Ti accolga tra i santi,
June 2, 2012
I love you and miss you so much Dad.