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Ben Mical Jr

1943 - 2018 

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Member
2008-2018
Vice President

 
We pay tribute to our fellow member Ben Mical Jr who passed away on November 27, 2018.

Ben was member for ten years and served as Vice President for the past three years. He was an active member of IAGA and took part in all of our events from our golf tournaments to our many social events, including our golf weekends, Christmas parties and hosting with Patti, a backyard barbecue at their San Marcos home each year. 
 
Ben left us too soon, but we cherish the times we had and thank him for his friendship, service and dedication to IAGA. He will be missed  by his many friends and will always be a part of who we are.

Andy Corrao

1920 - 2018 

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 Charter Member
1965 - 2018    

 
We pay tribute to our fellow member Andy Corrao who passed away on January 10, 2018
 
Andy was a charter member of this organization, both as a golf and social member and has served IAGA as a dedicated member for all 53 years of our existence.  We thank Andy for his many years of service, dedication and friendship to all of us at the Italian American Golf Association.
 
His legacy will live on as a member of our Hall of Fame and the many fond memories we will carry with us. He will be missed  by his many friend and will always be a part of who we are. 
 

 
Jim Adamo
1934 - 2017 

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Charter Member
1965 - 2017    
We pay tribute to our fellow member Jim Adamo who passed away on June 20, 2017
 
Jim was a charter member of this organization, both as a golf and social member and has served IAGA as a dedicated member for all 52 years of our existence.  We thank Jim for his many years of service, dedication and friendship to all of us at the Italian American Golf Association.
 
His legacy will live on as a member of our Hall of Fame and the many fond memories we will carry with us. He will be missed  by his many friend and will always be a part of who we are. 
 

 
Chuck Nockey
1938 - 2017 

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Member
2001- 2017  

We pay tribute to our fellow member Chuck Nockey who passed away on May 5, 2017

Chuck was a golf member of  IAGA since 2001. He first joined as a resident of Oceanside and continued his golf membership after moving to Hemet several years ago.
 
We thank Chuck for his years of  dedication to IAGA. He  will be missed by his many friends.

 
Nick Farella
1932 - 2015 

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Charter Member
1965 - 2015    
We pay tribute to our fellow member Nick Farella who passed away on October 10, 2015
 
Nick was a charter member of this organization, both as a golf and social member and has served IAGA as a dedicated member for all 50 years of our existence.  We thank Nick for his 50 years of service, dedication and friendship to all of us at the Italian American Golf Association.
 
His legacy will live on as a member of our Hall of Fame and the many fond memories we will carry with us. He will be missed  by his many friend and will always be a part of who we are. 
 

 
Dante Catalfo
1927 - 2015 

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Member
1967 - 2008  
 
We pay tribute to our fellow member Dante Catalfo who passed away on January 23, 2015.
 
Danny was a member of IAGA for 41 years and was a past Club Champion in 1992 and is a member of our Hall of Fame.

For many of our longtime members, it was always a great day to see Danny out at the golf course or with Frances at our social events. We will never forget Danny along with his brother in law, Frank Alfano, together they were a match right out of central casting. Martin Scorsese would have loved these guys! A time, years ago, and memories we will always cherish.  

Danny was a devoted family man, who was not only dedicated to his family, but also to his heritage, community and his many friends.

We thank Danny for his many years of dedication to IAGA. His legacy will live on as a member of our Hall of Fame and the many fond memories we will carry with us.

  

Aldo Della Ragione
1951 - 2014 

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Member & Tournament Chairman
2001 - 2014
 
We pay tribute to our fellow member Aldo Della Ragione who passed away on September 2, 2014.
 
Aldo was a member of IAGA since 2001 and served as our Tournament Chairman. Aldo brought his passion to serve and dedicated his years with IAGA to elevating our club to a higher level. He was responsible  for coordinating our golf weekends and some great trips to Palm Springs. He brought IAGA into the 21st Century with the development of our website, and who will ever forget our Christmas parties with Aldo hosting our Tombola game.
 
Aldo lost his heroic battle with cancer, but he lived out the remainder of his life with the zest for life and compassion and devotion to his many friends. We thank Aldo for his many years of service and dedication to IAGA. He will be missed and will always be a part of who we are.

 
Freddie Orlando
1929 - 2013 

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Member & Sergeant at Arms
1985 - 2013
 
We pay tribute to our fellow member Freddie Orlando who passed away on July 7, 2013.
 
Freddie was a fixture for many years, on the golf course, at our dinner meetings, our Columbus Day parades and our many Christmas parties.
 
Freddie was a legendary figure in the San Diego community. His barber shop was frequented by a "Who's Who" of San Diegans. Consider yourself fortunate if you had the privilege to sit in Freddie's chair.
 
Freddie's outgoing personality lit up our events, both on and off the golf course. He was a perfect fit as our Sergeant at Arms, keeping order and who in their right mind would hesitate when he was collecting fines!
 
Freddie was a devoted family man, and a good friend to many. We thank Freddie for his many years of service and dedication to IAGA. He will be missed and will always be a part of who we are.
 

 
Leonard Poma
1945 - 2013 

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Member & 2nd Vice President
2007 - 2013
 
We pay tribute to our fellow member Leonard Poma who passed away on March 6, 2013.
 
Leonard joined IAGA in 2007 and served as our 2nd Vice President. Leonard enjoyed his time on the golf course spending time with his many friends He and his wife Joann made it a point to attend our social events as his health permitted. Leonard was a class act, an honorable gentleman who will be missed by all of us. We will cherish the memories we have been fortunate to share.
 
Leonard gave of his time, whether at his deli in Ocean Beach, serving with the California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteer Program and with UNICO and his service to all of us at IAGA. We thank Leonard for his friendship, service and dedication to IAGA. He will be missed by his many friends and will always remain a part of IAGA. 

  

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