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William Longo Passes Away

By SEMA Editors

William Longo

William "Bill" Longo, 80, passed away May 8, 2015, of a heart attack. He was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was 19. He married his wife Betty 53 years ago. Their six children in turn gave them 10 grandchildren. Longo served in the U.S. Army and worked for 60 years running a three-generation family business, C.P Auto Products, established in 1955 with his father and brother. Longo was a longtime SEMA member since the association launched in 1963.

A memorial mass will be held Friday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Arcadia, California. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity.