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Daniel John Tullio

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“Mr. and Mrs. Tulio were our neighbors on Journey's End, La Canada. It seemed to me that Mom and Dad were happiest when the good natured Tulio's came...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Elizabeth Latasa - Oceanside, CA

“Mr Tullio, and Mrs Tullio, were the best. They welcomed this long haired kid into their home many times, and they made me feel like I was part of the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: :Peter Wyckoff - Sunland, CA

“Our love and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May your Father Rest In Peace and watch over you always. We are so sorry my friends. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Richard & Cathy Collins - MI

“Dear Dad,Thanks for everything you did for me personally and for my family. You were an all-star family patriarch.Your family loved you very, very...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Santiago Uranga - Arcadia, CA


For 95½ years, Dan graced this earth with joy and love, departing peacefully on December 2, 2017. A loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Dan was a star performer every step of the way.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel was born to Emma and Nick Tullio on June 2, 1922, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Maple Heights with his sister Gerry and brothers John and Nick. He met his beloved wife Florence at a sweet-sixteen party, and they quickly became sweethearts. Dan served in the Coast Guard during World War II, stationed on Long Island, NY. Dan and Flo married in 1944; their three children, Laraine, Dale (both born in the East) and Tim (born in California) became the focus of Dan's life along with the love of his life, Flossie.

Dan moved his family to La Canada, California in 1952 with no job prospects, a few bucks in his pocket, and an indomitable will to succeed. Dan sold Bell Brand Potato Chips, drove a Helms truck, and had a very successful sales career at General Foods in the Maxwell House Division (Maxwell House, Sanka and Yuban).

One of the great loves of Dan's life was golf. He was an excellent golfer, successfully played in many tournaments, and shot his age numerous times before glaucoma took his sight.

Dan and his family spent many happy years in La Canada, where he spread his legendary charm throughout the neighborhood and made many lifelong friends. Dan and Flo eventually moved to Port Hueneme and then Oxnard, and finally to Carlsbad.

Dan will live forever in the hearts and minds of all the people he loved and all the folks who loved him. Daniel is survived by his wife of 73 years, Florence, and his children Laraine (Santiago), Dale (Jo Ellen) and Tim (Diana), four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Douglass & Zook Mortuary in Monrovia on January 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM.