August Ross Serio
May 16, 1931 – December 4, 2018
On Tuesday December 4, 2018, August (Gus) Ross Serio, loving husband and father, passed away at age 87 in Victorville, California. August was born in Oak Park, IL on May 16, 1931 to Anthony and Rose Serio. He was married to Dolores Serio on May 15, 1954. Because he needed to help his father run his produce truck, August didn’t graduate high school until 1974 from Whttier High School – Adult Division. August was a hard-working man. When he received a job offer from Vons Grocery Company in 1959, he moved his family from Chicago to California. He worked his way up from produce clerk, to produce manager, to flower buyer and was able to retire early in June of 1990 where his last position was the company’s produce buyer. His passions in life were watching the Chicago Cubs play baseball, traveling the world with the love of life, his wife of 63 years and his children. He is survived by his children, Mary Katherine Metzner, Mark Serio, Robert Serio, Daniel Serio and Nancy Chambler his grandchildren are Michelle Delaney, Amanda Hawblitzel, Kimberly Hughes, Michael Serio, Ashley Chambler and Austin Chambler. His great-grandchildren are Brooke Delaney, Luke Delaney and Eliana Hawblitzel. Funeral arrangements will be held at 10:00am on January 5, 2019 at Desert View Mortuary.
- Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Reception Saturday, January 5, 2019