February 1, 1963 - October 2, 2018
Born in Salinas, California
Resided in Chualar, California
Preceded in death by his father, George Richard Musante Sr. and his sister Lisa.
He is survived by his mother, Billie Musante (nee Moore), his wife of 18 years, Lisa; his children, Dakota, George, Kylie and Brianna, his brother and sisters, Brad Lozares, Karen Oliver, Donna Jones, Jamie Cassidy, Michelle Bishop, Dana Musante, Dad and Mom in-laws Bob and Joanne Kennedy AND so many others who loved him dearly: cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws, "outlaws", and friends too numerous to count or name.
A native son of the Salinas Valley, George was born on February 1, 1963. He was a graduate of Salinas High School, studied at Hartnell and Cal Poly and after, joined the family business to carry on the Musante leadership of the Arrow Lettuce Company, founded by his father in 1955.
George lived his life on his own terms. He was a great adventurer, thrill seeker and incredible athlete who loved to ride anything and everything: skateboards; water skis (barefoot of course), snow skis, motorcycles, ATVs, mountain bikes and horses. All of these with speed and expertise, a few with injuries, which he endured bravely and bounced back from with vigor.
George and Lisa Ann Kennedy exchanged marriage vows aboard the Tahoe Gal, on September 16, 2000 It was a beautiful day and the perfect venue. Who could have known that the vows "in sickness and in health" would be so sadly tested. As Lisa always does, she meant what she said, and cared for George with great tenderness. Lake Tahoe was a favorite destination for George; many great times shared with family and friends, many memories made there. The Bella Lago plaque, brought from the family's Tahoe home, is displayed proudly at his ranch.
His children brought the next great adventure, and a new role for George. He was the Dad that fostered and encouraged and supported their many interests, bursting with love and boasting of their accomplishments in roping, riding, biking, barrel racing, theater, gymnastics, 4H. Always the proud Dad, he provided his children with the courage and skills to overcome life's many adversities. We have all witnessed their bravery an amazing tribute to Dad.
Just 2 months ago, Geo was diagnosed with brain cancer. We can't say he passed after a long battle, he never had a chance. Family and friends flocked to the ranch, every day, to lift him up in body and soul and comfort his family- To cultivate and maintain those friendships for life was the true measure of the man he was.
To Lisa, the children, her loving family: thank you for taking our brother through this amazing journey.
To be continued..,..
Visitation will be held 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Rosary will be held 7:00p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Mass will be 10:00a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.Burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.
A Reception will follow 1:00p.m. at Salinas Rodeo Grounds, Exhibition Mall, 1034 N. Main Street, Salinas, CA. 93906.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to any cancer research organization of your choice.
Salinas, California 93901
Salinas, California 93901
Salinas, CA US 93901
Salinas, California 93906
Salinas, CA US 93907