George Albert Molino
October 22 1926 – September 29 2023
November 30, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Albert Molino, age 96, of Culver City, CA on September 29, from complications due to Alzheimer's. A beloved husband, father, brother to Herbert and Dagoberto and sister Betty who have passed on, many nieces, nephews and friends. George leaves behind a legacy of fond memories.
He was born in Los Angeles to Georgette Nieto, a laundromat manager and Dagoberto Molino, a general practitioner. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended John H Francis Polytechnic high school from 1941 – 1944.
He enlisted in the US Army Air Force on December 10, 1945 right out of high school and reported to Langley Field in Virginia. During his tour he was stationed on the island of Guam and was an aerial engineer as an aviation cadet. He was honorably discharged on December 6, 1946.
He found the love of his life, Lois, at a party hosted by his brother Dagoberto and her best friend Marie Flemming. They built their lives in Culver City, CA raising two children. Their home was one of the first built in the Sunkist Park area. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on September 26, 2023.
George was a skilled craftsman remodeling his entire home over the years building what was once a small home into a large comfortable home for him and his family.
George started working for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, CA when he was in his early 20's. Douglas Aircraft was purchased by McDonnell Aircraft and later became known as McDonnell Douglas Aircraft. McDonnell Douglas then merged with Boeing in 1997. George worked for the three companies for more than 40 years before retiring in the early 1990's.
Through his love of cars he met George Barris designing and customizing a variety of automobiles. George and his son Gary worked on several cars together over the years. Collectively they restored his 1955 Ford Thunderbird in 1976, to show room quality; it sits in the family garage today.
In 1969 George took up skiing along with the rest of his family. He enjoyed it and traveled to many ski resorts over the course of 34 years. He and his family skied Mammoth for years until they discovered Utah where Park City became their go to ski area.
George gave up skiing in 2004 to start a journey of traveling. He traveled all over Europe with his family starting each trip in London which became the main hub for all the family's European travels. He visited many cities which included Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Ljubljana, Barcelona, Madrid and Prague to name only a few.
He loved ancestry and spent years and years researching and compiling ancestry history as it related to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, daughter Dianna German (Bob Barron), son Gary, granddaughter Casandra Romero and many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Special thanks go out to Berkeley East in Santa Monica, CA for all the great care their team gave our loved one during his stay.
Service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier on December 4th at 10:30 am, 3888 Workman Mill Road, 562-699-0921.