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CARLO, VICTOR
CARLO, Victor Born in Inwood, New York, in 1923, Vic survived the Great Depression along with a six year tour of duty in the Navy during World War II. He enlisted at age 17 prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and was on the aircraft carrier Wasp when it was torpedoed and sunk off Guadalcanal. Vic was a tremendous athlete. He was the Middleweight Boxing champion in the Navy. He was also offered a contract with the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, but the Navy refused to release him. After the war ended, Vic played semi-pro football but then decided to attend college. He received scholarship offers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other colleges, but instead accepted a job in aerospace which took him to Southern California. He continued his interest in athletics and became one of the founding members of the Antelope Valley Country Club, where he as the first club champion. He was also the first golf coach at Paraclete High School. He continued to enjoy playing golf well into his 80s. After leaving the aircraft industry, Vic worked in Real Estate in the Antelope Valley for many years. Vic is survived by his beloved wife Dr. Sheila Vaughan Carlo, sons John and Michael, daughter Candace, son-in-law Robert Chapman and grandson William. He is also survived by his brother Bob Carlo as well as many nieces and nephews. Burial will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn.

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