Hugo (Mike) S. Carzino
April 20, 1928 - September 23, 2020
Resident of Concord, CA
Concord - Hugo (Mike) S. Carzino, 92, passed away from Alzheimer's disease on September 23, 2020. He was born on April 20, 1928, in Concord, CA, and was the son of Frank and Cecilia Carzino. His father, Frank, after immigrating from Italy to San Francisco in 1906, moved to Concord in 1913. He was able to buy land and began farming on Myrtle Drive and Kirker Pass Rd., where Mike was born and raised.
Mike was an entrepreneur, like his Dad, and after finishing Mt. Diablo High School, in 1946, he owned Four Corners Signal Service gas station on Monument Blvd; then owned Dana Liquors on Concord Blvd. In 1984, he began Grand Slam Baseball-Softball batting cages, indoors on Commerce Ave., before moving outdoors with the City of Concord at Willow Pass Park in 1994, Payless Batting Cages, which is still operating.
He was a mentor to many young people with his love of baseball. He taught lessons, put on camps and coached for Concord American Baseball Little League.
He was an avid sportsman, loved to BBQ, bake focaccia & make gnocchi's, which he enjoyed with friends & was a great swing dancer. He was a true Renaissance man, who will be missed by his wife of 62 years, Janet, daughter, Lori, (Nick) son, Jeff (Makani) & two beloved granddaughters, Dylan & Phoenix. Until we meet again, Papa.
For those wishing to pay their respects, a viewing will be available from 10am-2pm Monday, October 5th at Ouimet Concord Funeral Chapel; 4125 Clayton Rd. Concord.
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