Joseph Di Giorgio


Personifying the American Dream, Joseph Di Giorgio came to the U.S. at age 14 with little more than his family’s hopes to open new markets for their Sicilian lemons. He founded a fruit exchange in Baltimore with borrowed money and was a director of the Maryland National Bank by age 21. After buying thousands of…

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Obituary for Tony Ponce


Anthony Ponce died peacefully of natural causes at age 87 on Jan. 25, 2015 at the end of a long, happy life. Born to Spanish immigrants in Cupertino, he grew up in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, helping his parents on their ranch where they grew apricots, cherries, walnuts and prunes. He graduated from Fremont High School…

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