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Lawrence Aristide Del Santo

He served on the boards of various companies and charitable organizations. These included PetSmart, SuperValu, AG Ferrari and Sheedy Drayage. He also served as a Trustee of USF and the Tomas Rivera Center. He was a director of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Los Angeles Business Advisors and the Food Marketing Institute. He was particularly proud of serving on the Board of Trustees at University of San Francisco. 
Education was one of Larry’s greatest achievements and gifts. He was the first in his family to get his degree and he was beyond delighted that each of his 12 children graduated from college. He also lived to see nearly half of his grandchildren graduate from college. He undoubtedly will be just as delighted to watch the rest graduate from his front row seat in heaven. 
A devout Catholic, Larry was a parishioner at Santa Maria Church in Orinda for more than 30 years. He loved to travel, play golf, and spend time with his friends and family. 
Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Diepenbrock Del Santo and his eldest son, Lawrence Anthony Del Santo. Larry is survived by his wife of 18 years, Mary (McAboy) Del Santo and 11 of his 12 children and their spouses: Larry (d. 2016) and Kelli (Harrigan), Mike and Nancy (DeRogatis), Mary and Brian Hogan, Therese and Brian Farley, John and Maureen (Meagher), Cloey Del Santo, Becky and Brian Selna, Patty and Brian Sackinsky, Katie and Mike Brandt, Tony and Julie (Dudum), Chris and Melissa (Edlund) and Laura and Colin Harter.
He also leaves behind 37 grandchildren: Larry (Chris Votaw), Catherine Davis (Nik) and Will Del Santo, Joan Elise and Michael Del Santo, Becky, Brian, John (Valerie Schub) and Chris Hogan, Patrick, Annie and Katie Farley, Maddie, Jack and Colin Del Santo, Cloey, Charlie, Laura, Bridget, Caroline and Libby Selna, Maggie, Mary Kate, Tom, Ben and Joe Sackinsky, Grace and Molly Grantz, AJ, Rocco, DeLuca and Lola Del Santo, Brooklynn and Delaney Del Santo and Charley, Addie and Lucy Harter. The first of what is sure to be many great-grandchildren, Eloise Davis also survives her PopPop.
Faith, family, and friendships were the three pillars of his life and as a result, he touched the lives of many and will be missed by all. If asked, Larry would say that his greatest life achievement was his family. He was infinitely proud of his wife, Mary, his 12 children and 37 grandchildren. Eloise, his “first great” was a crowning achievement in his ever-expanding and love-filled family. 
A Celebration of Life for Larry Del Santo will be held at Saint Ignatius Church at 650 Parker Avenue in San Francisco on June 28 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Larry’s memory, contributions can be made to Mission Dolores Academy in San Francisco or The University of San Francisco — two causes very near and dear to his heart.


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