Dan Maurice Carasso

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“I'm sorry to here of your father's passing Camille. I remember him from those many years ago we were friends. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Karam - Fullerton, CA

“What a man, Dan! Holding the utmost admiration and respect for him. I always enjoyed being in his presence and engaging in thought-provoking...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Burrell Garcia - CA

“Dan, your love for this country was as strong as all the action you took to make sure our country, city and state was preserved in Constitutional...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Genevieve Peters - Playa del Rey, CA

“Dan was the best friend to all who met him... and a good Christian man. He was a great teacher in the Republican Party. He & Ida wonderful people....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Culver - Van Nuys, CA

“I met Dan on the 4th of July 2012 in PV. My wife and I were introduced to Dan & Ida by Al Han. I have the greatest respect and admiration for those...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sgt. Richard Guerra. Cabral - CA

“My Father, Cliff McQueen, has deep and fond memories of his Boy Scout days with Dan. Dan was a strong role model for my Dad and helped lay the...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Christina Powers - Simi Valley, CA

“Dan Carasso and I were founding members of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly in California and Dan was active in my campaign to become Vice...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ralph Roy Ramirez - CA - friend

“Dear Dan, Your kind and loving voice and laughter will forever be missed by Ida, and all of your friends. America is better because of your...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Commissioner Jozef Essavi - CA

“Actions speak louder than words. And Dan always acted on his beliefs, was always involved in the Republican party, was always making a difference. ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Dixon - No. Hollywood, CA

“Dear Dan, thanks for for the many memories and exciting experiences. There never was a dull moment. You taught me the value of kindness. You were one...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kevin McDermott - Los Angeles, CA


Dan Maurice Carasso, 95, born on October 13, 1916, in San Francisco, California,
passed away suddenly on October 5, 2012. He resided in Panorama City, California
at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills,
Los Angeles, CA.

He is survived by his wife Ida of 68 years and two daughters.

Dan was a true American patriot and he will be missed by his family,
friends and fellow patriots

He supported many philanthropic works and projects, Republican groups and
candidates

Born in San Francisco in 1916 then his family moved to Los Angeles at the
age of 2.

He went to Fairfax High. Where he excelled in baseball and other sports.

Dan was very proud of his years with the Boy Scouts. He was an Eagle
Scout. During the 40's he was the leader of Troop 8. Many of his fellow scouts
served in the U.S. armed forces during World War 2 with distinction. He kept
in contact with his scouts and had a reunion in the 1990's.

During World War 2 he served in the Army Air Force. He taught Morse code to
radio operators/gunners who were going overseas to serve in the 8th and
other Air Forces. Dan often told how the radio operators asked to be in his
class as he was the best teacher.

He had gone to high school with Ida Allen. Ida was a accomplished dancer
for the MGM movie studios. During the war they met again and married in 1944.

They had a 3 daughters, Camilla, Diane and Rosalie. Rosalie passed away in
an airplane accident in 2002.

His mother, father and brother lived in Yuma, Arizona.

After the war Dan became active in Republican politics and has been active
ever since.
He was a devoted to the Republican party and the principles of freedom and
American exceptional ism

He worked for Lockheed, was an insurance examiner owned a used truck
business and was a private investigator.

He was a law school graduate, passed the BAR exam but never became a lawyer

In 1968 and 1972 he was a candidate for the California Assembly.

Dan met and knew many prominent officials including President Nixon, Governor
Deukmejian, Assemblyman Tony Strickland, Congressman/Actor/Singer/Businessman
Sony Bono. One time President Ronald Reagan called the house and asked to speak to
Dan to thank him for all his hard work. Dan wasn't home though. Dan helped Governor
Jerry Brown get started on the College Board. I'm not sure how much Dan told that story!

Dan played tennis as a boy with Mickey Rooney. One time he met the actor Ed Asner,
a liberal activist, during some sort of political event. They made some kind of bet.
Dan won the bet, so Ed sent something like $100 but all in pennies!!!

He had a big heart and even though he was bound in a wheelchair for many
years it didn't keep him from being very active in the Republican party and
help Republican candidates up and down the ballot

Also he was instrumental in recruiting and supporting candidates for Los
Angeles Community College District

He helped people with finances and with his time.

He will be sorely missed.