(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1519]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        HONORING VAN P. BARBIERI


                            HON. JANICE HAHN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Van P. Barbieri, who passed 
away on September 5, 2012. Van P. Barbieri was born on August 27, 1940 
in San Pedro, California. He was a gentle, quiet man, who was never 
overbearing in expressing his ideas and thoughts about making our 
community better. He served on the Board of Directors of several local 
organizations. He was an affable San Pedro High School graduate who 
became one of the top real estate salesmen on the Palos Verdes 
Peninsula for 35 years, most recently at the Miraleste office of Remax, 
and was a former president of the California Real Estate Association.
  To those in sports, he is remembered as the former boxing publicist 
for the Olympic Auditorium during the arena's heyday and a close friend 
and aide-de-camp for Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, George Allen. He 
was given the distinct honor of being inducted into the California 
Boxing Hall of Fame.
  He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; mother, Eva; brothers and 
sisters-in-law, Dennis, (Lucretia), Anthony, (Linda) and John; several 
step children and grandchildren; and of course, countless friends. He 
was loved by all and will be missed dearly.