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Provinces of Abruzzo

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 22:24:57 (CST)

I do not know much about my family history and would like to know more if anyone can help. What I do know is my father's father is Joseph Abruzzo who was raised in Brooklyn, ny. My father is Joseph Abruzzo ii. If anyone out there is related to me or can shed light on my family i would love to hear from you. Please email me. Look forward to hearing from anyone with knowledge of my heritage.

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 16:45:37 (CST)

Ciao sono Maurizio Saraullo, scrivo da Ripateatina vorrei salutare tutti i miei parenti emigrati in Australia.Io sono il nipote di D'Onofrio Nicola e D'Onofrio Virginia nativi di Ari provincia di Chieti,mia madre figlia degli stessi si chiama Liliana.Ringrazio chiunque porti i nostri calorosi saluti ai miei parenti. Un abbraccio da Maurizio,Romano,i miei zii Aldo e Bruno,Sante e Liliana.
Saraullo Maurizio
Ripateatina, Italia

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 05:21:04 (CST)

trying to trace family of anna di santo and mario paolini.Both born in Torre dei Passeri.They emigrated to Australia 1957-58. if any one can help please email me . In English only as I cannot read Italian. Thankyou.
stacie paolini
victoria Australia

Monday, October 30, 2000 at 23:31:09 (CST)

I think this is great to be able to find relatives
felicia gibson
industry, pa. usa

Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 22:29:00 (CST)

Researching surnames in Barisciano, Prov. L'Aquila of Boccabella, D'Ascenzo, DeAngelis, DiNardo, Fornella, Giannangeli, Iannacci, Museo and Pasquale.
Researching surnames in Carapelle Calvisio, Prov. L'Aquila of D'Andrea, DiCenso, DiCesare, DiGirolamo, Milani, Pasta, Troiola, Tozzi and Volpe.
Pennsylvania USA

Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 15:59:09 (CST)

Still looking for an e-mail address in Corfinio and Collelongo.
Senor Pa Shields
Eufaula, Alabama USA

Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 15:05:51 (CST)

Great site.
Angelo Di Biagio
Easton, PA USA

Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 13:44:51 (CST)

My father Luca Falcone was born in the Province of Chieti on 17 March 1922. His parents were Nicola Falcone also born in Chieti province in the Crecchio region, and his mother was Anna Domenica Mascitti also born in Crecchio, Chieti. All have passed away now, however I was wondering if any relatives remain in the Abruzzo region as I would like to visit them.
Nick Falcone
Ventura, California USA

Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 16:40:15 (CDT)

Hallo, I'm from Montesilvano Italy, and my father from Gamberale. I see that many people search for Gamberale's people and notices. Who want have some news i can help maybe asked to my father. Please contact me. Bye Bye from Italy to all.
Nicola Sciulli
Montesilvano, ITALIA

Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 00:43:22 (CDT)

Having come across this wonderful site for the first time, I was surprised to learn that my parents' hometown of Secinaro, L'Aquila was without an entry in the guestbook. Nestled in the plush mountains of Sirente, neighbour to other guest-book notables such as Petorano sul Gizio and Castelvecchio, Secinaro is knowns as much for its umbrella artisans as it is for its breathtaking view from la piazza. As far as I know I paisani in North America have clustered mostly in Hamilton Ontario, Detroit Michigan and Steubenville Ohio. Anywhere else?
Ray Di Gregorio
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Friday, October 27, 2000 at 21:17:53 (CDT)

Looking for family from Roccomorice. Grandfather Salvator born there 1888. Parents: Pasquase and Philomenia (Conte)DiPasquale.
Kathryn DiPasquale
Butte, Montana U.S.A.

Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 23:13:24 (CDT)

our family had the good fortune to visit italy this past summer.what a beautiful country can hardly wait to go back.i married into a italian family,i am of portugese decent born in the azores my parents and i immigrated to canada when i was six years of age. i really appreciate the italian culture and it was wonderful to meet my husband family aunts, uncles, cousins who are living in italy we truly are blessed to part of such a wonderful culture.wonderful site have book marked it as a favourite
dino and filomena palmieri
london, ontario canada

Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 16:57:09 (CDT)

I came from Lanciano, prov. Chieti in 1954 with my family. I was 9 yrs. old at the time. I would love to hear from anyone from Lanciano.
Charles (Carmine) D'Onofrio
Churchville, PA USA

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This is a great web site - keep up the good work! I am searching for DiIenno or Dienno and Falcone from Palombaro, Chieti, on my father's side. On my mother's side, I am searching for Porreca from Torricella Peligna and Amoros from Rapino. Anyone with information on these family names please drop me a note.
Audrey Dienno Loera
New Hope, Pennsylvania USA

Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 21:42:10 (CDT)

Interested in any Ventis who's ancestors came from Ortona De Marsi
Richard T Venti
Portland, Oregon USA

Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 16:14:27 (CDT)

Hi! Researching my family background with the namesof my parents Rose Sciullo and Pasquale Colabrese. Lived in Ateleta and married in 1923. Arrived in USA shortly after. Thanks for any info and Ciao!
Ann Colabrese Laman
Beaver, Pa USA

Monday, October 23, 2000 at 22:53:17 (CDT)

Saluti a tutti! Great Website! Mio padre (Giustino)viene da (Mirgilli) Valle Castellana provincia di Teramo. Mi piacerebbe di ricevere email da qualcuno che viene da Valle Castellana e paesi vicino.
Enzo Mazzetti
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Monday, October 23, 2000 at 21:42:38 (CDT)

Born in Abruzzo, teramo, Poggio delle rose came to canada in 1969 I have one brother named Tito. Presently married with 3 boys
Giuseppe Guerrieri
montreal north, canada

Monday, October 23, 2000 at 19:52:01 (CDT)

Searching for relatives of Antonio Campitelli and/or Angeline Giallanardo. Both were from Castel Frentano and came to U.S. in the early 1900's. Settled in Windber, Pennsylvania. Antonio's father may have been named Angelo Campitelli. Angeline had a sister, Giovina who died on Dec. 23, 1969. Also had a sister Rosa Giallonardo with address: variante frentano, Castel Frentano. Looking to contact any living relatives. Please help. God Bless.
Anthony Campitell
Windber, Pennsylvania USA

Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 21:31:36 (CDT)


Sunday, October 22, 2000

hoping to hear from relatives-
De Cecco, Alleva, etc.
John Paul De Cecco
San Francisco, CA 94117 U.S.

Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 11:07:48 (CDT)

My father was born in the small town of Fara San Martino in the province of Chieta. Italy. Please contact me if you would like to share any information. Thanks
Erie, PA USA

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 20:54:24 (CDT)

: Io sto guardando contattare i miei parenti di Mariani. Il nome di mio padre era Emilio Mariani lui aveva due fratelli il più grande Luigi e Giovanni. Lui aveva due sorelle il più grande Margaret e Lucia. Noi visitammo Bazzano il hometown di mio padre nel 1976. Dopo la sua morte nel 1980 noi perdemmo comunque, non contatti da allora nessuni dei suoi bambini incluso mio stesso legge o scrive italiano. Io capisco un poco. Io ora ho trovato questi website che tradurranno ambo dall'italiano esso inglese e l'inglese all'italiano. Io ora sento io ho una migliore opportunità di comunicare e così io sto facendo questo tentativo di contattare alcuni parenti. Io sto sperando alcuni di voi fuori là risponderà. Grazie in anticipo Maria Elena Mariani
Segua su comunicazione i nomi dei miei nonni sono Domenico e Maria Mariani
Maria Elena Mariani
Rochester, NY USA

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 20:04:43 (CDT)

Interested in finding nformation about my family from santo stefano di sessanio--by the name of tatone.
Lori Transue

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 14:12:54 (CDT)

Sansoni are from A'quilla in Abruzzo. Compotosto, and Avezzano are the cities there and our cousins are still living there.
My Father emigrated to America 90 years ago. Love to hear from sansone/Sansoni who may be related.
Ciao, Alex
Alexander A. Sansone (sansoni in Italy)
New Castle, Pa USA

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 13:20:02 (CDT)

My mother and one of her brothers were born in Pennadomo in the Provence of Cheti. My Mothers maiden name is DiGravio, we also have D'Anglis, and DeAngelo. I know we still have family in Pennadomo. I am looking for more. This is a wonderful site.
Andrea Hale
Dayton, Ohio Montgomery

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 09:55:54 (CDT)

Born at Fara Filorum Petri - P. di Chieti 1960. Immigrated to Australia in 1963 with my mother. My father arrived immigrated in 1962. I would like to hear from others around the world with the same surname (Ricci) who have family roots in Fara Filorum Petri or another town called Villamagna. Would love to hear from distant relatives.
Frank Ricci
Perth, Western Australia Australia

Friday, October 20, 2000 at 10:52:37 (CDT)

I HAVE GREAT PLEASURE IN DISCOVERING THIS SITE. Mia mama vieni da Ari e mio Papa viena da la Ripa (Ripa Teatina) Io ho nat qui in Australia e sonno un skippy pero ho stato in Italia in 1975 e 1986. I mie genitori hanno emmigrati in 1960 sul la nave Frotta Laura. Io mi chaimo Joe e ho nato in 13/3/61. Mia Mama e della famiglia Pellegrini e mio papa congniome e Angelucci.
Australia has been very good to our family. Both my parents have permanently settled and have a great many friend from back home. As a teenager i frequented the Casa di Abbruzo Club in Scotchmer st Fitzroy. Mat many Abbruzese girls too. I am married with three kids and a restaurant in Melbourne Called Studio Cafe in the Heart of Chapel st. If anyone is comming to melb or resides here please feel welcome to make your self known to myself. Perhaps we should have a reunion of all the Melb abbruzese any way..this has been a treat. email me if your coming to Australia etc. ben venuti.

tante belle cose` Prende mezza galina e facemo nu brodo. see ya soon cioa
Joe Angelucci

Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 13:51:19 (CDT)

Born in Opi and emigrated to the US in 1947. Would like to contact anyone who is iterested in Opi or Il Parco Nazionale D'Abruzzo.
Leo Cimini
Port Washington, New York USA

Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 07:35:12 (CDT)

Noi di Orsogna provincia di Chieti Abruzzo che viviamo in questa comunita del Massachusetts tutti soci dell'Associazione Figli di Orsogna sede al 316 Main St Everett Ma. U.S.A. Desideriamo tramite questo sito figlidiorsogna .homepage .com condividere l'esperienza della nostra vita giornaliera con la nostra gente di Orsogna dovunque essi si trovano su questo pianete terra lontani dal nostro paese. Scriveteci oppure un msg e mail agli indirizzi che trovate su questo sito Nicola Di Pietro vi saluta per tutti noi di Orsogna
Nicola Di Pietro
Everett, Massachusett middlesex

Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 05:03:43 (CDT)

Molto interessante il vostro sito. Spero di poter venire presto a visitare Aielli...
Aielli Marika
Geppa, Vallo di Nera Italia

Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 03:16:53 (CDT)

Vorrei comunicarvi una interessante uscita sul nostro sito bravaitalia cioé la celebrazione di san Francesco d'Assisi.
Oltre al filmato sulla cerimonia religiosa, c'è un'intervista ad alcuni francescani ed un filmato che testimonia l'esperienza di molti turisti ad Assisi. Il filmato che ripercorre la vita di Francesco attraverso i luoghi è accompagnato da una musica suggestiva e...il Cantico delle Creature recitato da Bosetti e Gassman.
Venite a trovarci!
Rome, Italy

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 20:10:56 (CDT)

Mi chiamo Marco Palerma, la mia famiglia materna e paterna sono tutte due da un paese che si chiama Aielli (Alto) in Abruzzi. Io abito in Canada pero voglio dire che mi piace di vedere che cualcuno ci pensa al suo paese d'origine. Ci sono stato in Italia due volte a vedere la mia famiglia, l'ultima volta era in agosto 2000, e voglio dire che l'Italia e il piu migliore paese nel mondo e mi piacesse di abitare la per sempre. Voglio salutare tutti in Aielli. Ciao a tutti l'Abruzzese del mondo.
Marco Palerma
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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ciao a tutti i abruzzezzi sono nata a strasburgo di genitori italiani di ortona e mi piace molto ortona pescara francavilla e tutta la gente italiana e grazie per questo site
italia ti amo!!!
schiltigheim, france strasbourg

Monday, October 16, 2000 at 16:48:26 (CDT)

san martino sulla marrucina, es el pueblo de mi abuelo materno, desearía contactarme con alguien que recuerde a juan piergrossi, hijo de rafael piergrossi, quienes inmigraron a argentina
Alba nilda ferriani piergrossi

Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 21:03:52 (CDT)

putting together a family history. Looking for families from Cansano, esp. DiPaolo, DiGiacomo, Ciro, Coletti
Paul (DiPaolo) Barrett
staten island , new york united States

Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 14:17:35 (CDT)

I think this is a great site! It's good to see that someone recognizes where they came from and shows it to the world!
Marco Palerma
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 10:52:37 (CDT)

I am the daughter of a Palenese. My mothers last name is Paterra. I love Palena, and I recomend anyone and everyone who has never been to go!
Mary Catania

Friday, October 13, 2000 at 15:32:19 (CDT)

Sono stato nato in Fara Filiorum Petri, provincia di Chieti in maggio del 1956. Da allora fino a giugno del 1958 ho vissuto nella casa dei miei nonni paterni, Via Madonna dell Ponte, 83, Fara Filiorum Petri. Il nome di mio padre è Romano Bucciarelli ed i suoi genitori sono Marietta Bucciarelli e Paolo DiGiuseppe, ambo è decesso. Mia madre, la cui nome davanti matrimonio era Leda Ottaviano, è da Fresagrandinaria, provincia di Chieti. I suoi genitori sono Natalina Ottaviano e Cosimo Racano, anche deceduto. In 1956 mio padre ha emigrato ai Stati Uniti e mia madre e ho emigrato in giugno del 1958.

Negli Stati Uniti la mia famiglia ha vissuto nella città di Binghamton, New York dove mio padre ha molte zie, zii e cugini. Non conosco la maggior parte di miei parenti in Abruzzo. Quelli che ho saputo non ho visto da quando ero due anni e non li ricordo. Mi piacerebbe stabilire contatto coi miei parenti, o con qualcuno che ha conosciuto i miei nonni, genitori o io come un bambino. Cognomi noti dei miei parenti includono: Bucciarelli, DiGiuseppe, Ottaviano, Racano, Longhi, e Cerratani.

Il mio altro interesse è l'eredità culinaria di Abruzzo. Mia moglie ed io siamo ambi ammiratori della cucina di Abruzzo e spesso cuciniamo pasti tradizionali Abruzzese da ricette che sono state date ci da mia madre e dalla zia di mia padre. C'interessiamo a corrispondere con qualcuno in Abruzzo, o altrove, che azioni il nostro interesse in cibo e cottura. Ci piacerebbe ricevere ricette tipico di Abruzzo, ed anche ricette da altro regioni di Italia, ambo tradizionale e contemporaneo.

Finalmente, ho sentito di una scuola della cottura famosa ha localizzato in Abruzzo che si è laureato molti chef eccellenti, molti di che cucina in ristoranti nella città di New York. Mi interesso a contattare questa scuola ma non posso trovare informazioni di lui. Se qualcuno conosce il nome, indirizzo e numero del telefono di questa scuola, come allora come un nome contattare, mi piacerebbe conoscerlo. Per favore contatto io a eligio at sprynet.com

Spedisco i miei riguardi a tutta la gente di Abruzzo.
Eligio Bucciarelli
Middletown, New York USA

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I am looking for information on any relatives (Perrotta) from Ortona di Marsi, Abruzzo. Both my paternal grandparents were born there and settled in Boston, Massachusetts around 1910.
Irene DiCaprio
Orange, CT USA

Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 20:41:08 (CDT)

Just found this website and am very excited. Looking for information about family in Italy
Carol Di Paolo
Matteson, IL USA

Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 16:10:09 (CDT)

Complimenti per il tuo sito.Invito a tutti a visitare il mio sito
Tulio Pettinato Pereira
Águas de Lindóia, São Paulo Brasile

Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 13:11:31 (CDT)

Siamo agli inizi del'900. Tre giovani frarelli, Michelangelo, Francesco e Maria Rosa decidono di lasciare il paese natìo, Rivello, i loro legami d'affetto, per emigrare in Brasile e costruirsi lì un futuro, altrimenti negato dalla povertà. Un discendente ne racconta con passione la storia, addentrandosi anche nelle vicende storiche di Rivello. Sito in portoghese, in previsione le versioni italiana ed inglese.
Autore di sito : Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira
Indirizzo : Caixa Postal 172 - Águas de Lindóia - SP
CEP 13940-970
E-mail : tulio26 at hotmail-dot-com
Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira
Águas de Lindóia, São Paulo Brasile

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 21:01:24 (CDT)

looking for family in compobosso my family originally came from palermo.
kathy aurisano
bethpage, newyork USA

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 13:54:17 (CDT)

anyone with the name of cirulli trying to get family history
daniel cirulli
shreveport, la usa

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 13:52:05 (CDT)

still trying to find out birth and death cert. donato cirulli is there anyone there that has acess to schiavi di abruzzo records that can help
daniel cirulli
shreveport, la usa

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 00:43:41 (CDT)

Hello, My name is Ada D'Amico. I was born in Alfedena 12/11/26 to Amelia (nee: Persia) and Ugo D'Amico. What a wonderful site. I really enjoyed it. I am very proud of my Italian heritage. I came to America when I was 3 years old and have been here ever since. I have never been back to my town. But I do have many cousins still living in Alfedena. And I hope to go back one day with my granddaughter, Amy to meet my family. If anybody knows of my family, please email me and we will talk. Thank you. Ciao!
Ada D'Amico
Philadelphia, PA USA

Monday, October 09, 2000 at 07:58:44 (CDT)

Its nice to see the town and hear from others who have the same heritage as i do. ciao a tutti e buon divertimento ad usare questo locale
Nadia Equizi
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 16:07:43 (CDT)

Been looking at Sangro river cemetary.Uncles grave there.Cyril Burgoine 29th Nov 1943.
Norma Staines

Friday, October 06, 2000 at 14:07:28 (CDT)

Hello, My grandfather was Domenico Antonio Colananni. He was born in Coppito around 1860. I would appreciate any information anyone would have on his family.
Paolo Colananni
Medway, Ma USA

Friday, October 06, 2000 at 12:58:03 (CDT)

Looking for familiy info: DiCicco & Pelligrini from Villa Santa Maria and Mariani & Ventura from Ortucchio. These were my husband's grandparents. Any info appreciated.
Barb DeCicca
Geneva, NY USA

Friday, October 06, 2000 at 02:31:47 (CDT)

My grandfather was Giuseppe Di Zacamo from Capestrano. I will be traveling there next summer and help would be of great assistance.Another lead is in Civitella Casanova
Jeff Edwards
Los Olivos, California USA

Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 00:45:01 (CDT)

Hello, Researching Sciulli, Bucci, Faloria, Bellisario, Conicello, Varratti.
My great-grandmother Enrechetta Bucci married Guiseppe Schulli...she was from Gamberale, Abruzzo.
she had a brother named Lugie Bucci..he married Elmerinda Sciulli...they had one more sister...I don't know her name would like to find her name and any descendents.

Enrechetta's husband's sister Palma Schulli married Rocco Conicello (or Conicella) I would like to find their family line...Thanks for any info.
Linda Sciulli
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Wednesday, October 04, 2000

Hello: My grandfather's name was Giuseppe Recchini. I am told he was from Chiati. He had a brother Nunzio. We are trying to find any relatives still living in italy.
Rita Ricchini

Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 19:49:41 (CDT)

Need help finding information on my Grandparents born in Vacari Cheiti Italy. Donato Pantalone b 8/3/1893. He had 1 sister Monigold. Their parents were Antonio Pantalone & Lucia Sciubba or Scuibba. If anyone can assist me with any information, please e-mail me at jp2 at n-jcenter.com. Thank you, James Pantalone
James Pantalone

Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 16:32:34 (CDT)

Great site.
I am looking for anyone named D'Ostilio. My father came to the US from Pietranico,Pescara.
Patrick W. D'Ostilio
Branson West, Missouri USA

Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 07:16:10 (CDT)

ueeeee paesa, fa piacere vedere un paesino come miglianico su internet, adesso che sono cosi lontano l'ammiro ancora di piu'. un salutone a tutti i miei compaesani di miglianico ed intorni ( particolarmente al grande architetto di clerico nando).....da melbourne australia.....spero di tornare presto ciaoooooo
fabrizio de lutiis
melbourne, vic australia

Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 07:25:01 (CDT)

I am searching for my cousin (male) who should be living in Argentina after his father Ismaele Pantalone immigrated there. He was my dad`s brother Alfredo Pantalone, who immigrated to Melbourne Australia in c.1956 They were both born in Semivicoli P.Chieti. Any information would be grateful. Thankyou.
Patricia Pantalone
melbourne, vic Australia

Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 13:18:08 (CDT)

I would like to contact people surname garzo and costantini.
My greatgrandfather is gregorio garzo, leave from regio calabria city initial century xx with destiny argentina and fix home in brazil.
francisco garzo neto
jaraguá do sul, sta. catarina brazil

Monday, October 02, 2000 at 20:33:51 (CDT)

Hope that this site will find me a contact to Corfinia and Collelonga/
Pa Shields
Eufaula, Alabama USA

Monday, October 02, 2000 at 20:08:19 (CDT)

I am searching for Ialenti, Yalenti, Mattarocchia & Tresca
Clearwater, Florida USA

Monday, October 02, 2000 at 18:50:05 (CDT)


Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 19:11:17 (CDT)

Looking for relatives with
surname of Tosto from Fossacesia
Francesca Tosto
Pottstown, PA USA

Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 18:41:11 (CDT)

I am searching for any records on my G.Grandfather ROCCO DI TULLIO born in Abruzzi 1875 and arrived in U.S.1897 married to BEATRICE DATRE. Beatrice died birthing 3rd child Maria in N.Y.City 1906. His fruit peddling partner CORINTO CIANCI arranged marriage for Rocco and his oldest daughter Elena. So that also connects me to the family of CORINTO CIANCI b.10 July 1869 and wife OLYMPIA PADIVANI b.14 June 1870 in Teresa, Torino, Italy. They were married 1888 in Arielli,Chieti. Daughters all born in Arielli- Elena b.18 June 1891(married Rocco in 1908), Mary b.26 Nov.1892, Anna b.25 Nov. 1900.then moved to the U.S. and lived in the Bronx N.Y.City. Corinto had a sister Palmina Cianci that married DOMINIC LABARBA also from Abruzzi. Their son was 1924 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Title "fly-weight Champ" boxing legend from N.Y.City FIDEL LABARBA.
I now need help from Abruzzi on My Di Tullio, Cianci,& Labarba Family.
Abruzzi!!!!(Jim Tullio (Was Di Tullio)
Jim Tullio (was Di Tullio)
Huntington Bch., Ca. USA