Longtime Fullerton gunsmith and shooting specialist George DiLeo's obituary is below. Our friend David Rechnitzer, '67, remembers Mr. DiLeo:
"It's sad to hear about George DiLeo's death, as some ninety (90) days ago shut his doors on his business. It was located on Placentia Avenue on the edge of Fullerton/Placentia.
He was a good man. I was a long time customer, and he was a gun smith extraordinaire.
"Also, George moved from the Commonwealth (across from Philip's Tires) about ~10 years ago."
DiLeo, George, Owner of the Gunsight in Fullerton for 34 years, passed away peacefully Thursday morning the 30th of November 2006.
George was a true craftsman and beloved member of the shooting community in Southern California. His passing marks the end of a gunsmithing legend. He will be missed by his many friends and customers he shared his passion with for so many years.
You cannot prepare for the pain, you cannot imagine the void that his passing has created. He will be with us forever. Godspeed to a great armorer, you served your warriors well.
George is survived by his wife, Ann, of 51 years; sister, Livia Andl of Brick, NJ; son, Greg and Traci DiLeo of Culver City, CA; daughter, Linda and Tammy Rottino of Corona, CA. Services will be held Wednesday, December 6 at 3:00p.m. at the Memory Garden Mortuary Williamsburg Chapel. Entombment to follow at Memory Garden Memorial Park, Brea, CA. Memory Garden Memorial Park Published in the Orange County Register on 12/5/2006.