Gary Lee Acquistapace

June 14, 1942December 13, 2019

Gary Acquistapace, age 77, a lifelong resident of Willow Glen, died in his home of natural causes on December 12, 2019. Gary was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1942, to Abraham and Alice (Borba) Acquistapace. Gary graduated from San Jose State College with several master degrees in a variety of subjects. He was an Army veteran during the Vietnam War, an extensive world traveler, and an avid bowler. Gary had a long career with the County of Santa Clara as an Administrative Analyst from which he retired to care for his aging mother. Gary was a noted numismatist and was a strong and supportive presence in several coin clubs, including Fremont, San Jose, and his most recent and active Cupertino Coin Club. He wore many hats as Treasurer, Curator, mentor, and he chaired numerous committees and events. Gary is survived by his mother, Alice Acquistapace; brother, Carl Acquistapace (wife Katie); brother, Dennis Acquistapace (wife Sandie); his sister, Susan Acquistapace, and he will be terribly missed by his family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at the St. Joseph of Cupertino Church Community Center, 10110 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA on Friday, January 31st at 7:00pm. Please join us for Gary’s favorite sandwiches, photos of his travels, and we hope you will bring a memory to share.


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Shirley Marino-Daniels

January 28, 2020

I attended junior high and high school with Gary. I remember he always had a friendly smile for everyone! I also remember he was very intelligent! Condolences to his family.

Gayleen Galliazzo (Brennan)

January 26, 2020

My family also lived on the same street in Willow Glen. When Gary bicycled by, he always greeted us with such a warm smile. I still have that memory after all these years.

My best to Gary’s family.

Harold Woron

December 29, 2019

Gary and I worked the front desk at our Cupertino Coin Club Annual Show for several years. He would always take his lunch break to go see and help his Mother. We both collected old currency notes and we always showed each other what we we recently acquired, and sometimes competed to see who got one first. Gary held many positions on the Club Board and he will really be missed. Condolences to his family. RIP.


Betty Holmes

December 28, 2019

Gary had that smile about him, soft and gentle. Such a beautiful soul! We have known Gary for the past five years in our club meetings and he would smile from ear to ear when I would save him dark chocolate candy(that was his favorite). You will be so missed, Rest in Peace Gary. With our blessings;
Betty & Dan

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