Vito Frank Asaro

July 28, 1935June 4, 2018

V. Frank Asaro, a celebrated lawyer, published author, composer, inventor and theorist passed away on June 4th. Frank was one of 2 children born to Josephine and Frank B. Asaro and grew up in Loma Portal. Frank attended Point Loma High School and graduated from San Diego State University, earning a B.A. in economics and political Science. At SDSU he was involved in the pre-law society, the wrestling team, and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He attended Loyola Law School & Southwestern University Law School and earned his J.D. degree. He married Barbara Mansfield & settled in Point Loma raising 4 children. After Law school Frank established himself as a prominent attorney in San Diego during a 55-year career. He received the highest- category law career peer review, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, and appeared in “Who’s Who in American Law” and "Who's Who in the World". Frank was involved with many affiliations including the San Diego Airport Relocation Committee, San Diego Center City Planning Committee, Director of the Barrister’s Club through the San Diego County Bar, Dicta Bar Journal Columnist and former president of the Torrey Pines Rotary Club. Friends and family remember Frank as a true Renaissance Man, publishing fiction & non-fiction works, winning a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards in non-fiction & philosophy for his book “A Primal Wisdom”. He also wrote and recorded an album, “This Dream is Real” with Peter Sprague & Group in 2003. As the family’s patriarch, Frank’s North County home was the scene of countless family dinners, barbeques, and pool parties. His greatest treasures were his family and he loved spending time and sharing his wisdom with his grandchildren. He will remain the love and pride of his family & his memory will be cherished and preserved by them all. Frank is preceded in death by his beloved daughter Audrey O’Neill and leaves behind 3 children, Dean Asaro & Stephanie Goncalves of San Diego & Valarie Brehm of Littleton, Colorado, 12 grandchildren, a brother John R. Asaro, noted Artist, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The Asaro family will hold a memorial mass and celebration of life reception following on July 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. James Catholic Church, 625 S. Nardo Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Vito Frank Asaro

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Megan Mendez

August 19, 2018

I will always remember Frank’s happy smiley face every time he came into the California cuts here in Carmel Valley to get his haircut. He will be dearly missed. We give our condolences to his whole family and friends may God bless ❤️

Sofía Coppola

July 2, 2018

Dear Asaro family,
My sincere condolences to you and yours. I was blessed to call Frank my friend. He added so much joy to so many Iives here in San Diego. He was truly a special man and will be greatly missed.
Frank, Rest In Peace until we meet again.

Sofía Coppola