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San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 18, 2001
CINELLI, Alfred G. -- Longtime San Franciscan and banking executive passed away peacefully on November 16, 2001 in the City. Born July 24, 1915 in Bakersfield, California, son of Giuseppe and Elvira Cinelli, both immigrants from Italy. Graduate of St. Mary's College (B.S.), Georgetown University (M.F.S.) and University of Chicago (LLB). Began banking career with Comptroller of Currency in Washington D.C in 1941 before serving as Lieutenant in US. Navy, as communication officer in South Pacific theatre in WWII. Rejoined the Comptroller's Office and served as a National Bank Examiner during the late 1940's, to join Pacific National Bank in San Francisco in 1953. A prolific banker and sportsfan within the City, he was proud to have banked the early years of the San Francisco Forty Niners, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco Warriors. He retired from Security Pacific National Bank in 1982, where he served as an executive officer in Northern California, since Security First Bank's acquisition of Pacific National in 1969. Highly involved in local, civic and charitable organizations, he was: President of Northern California Chapter of National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame; President and Director of SF Civic Center and Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporations; Board Member of Salvation Army; Chairman and Director, Hanna Boys Center; Chairman and Director, Little Sisters of the Poor; President and Director, Saints and Sinners Foundation; Lifetime Trustee of St. Mary's College; Chairman and Director of St. Francis Yacht Club; President and Director, Presidio Golf Club; and President of Presidio Society. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree for Philanthropic Achievement from St. Mary's College. Was an active member of: St. Francis Yacht Club, Bohemian Club, Presidio Golf Club, Commercial Club, Commonwealth Club, Merchants Exchange Club. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kay, their three children and their spouses (Susan and Ross Condit of Modesto, Steven and Regan Cinelli of San Mateo, and Michael and Cheryl Cinelli of Kentfield), eight grandchildren (Jeanne Marie, Allison Lee, John Ross, Nicolas Steven, Cole Lucesi, Sloan Siena, Matthew Alexander, and Nina Taylor), and a cousin (Hilda Giovanetti of San Francisco). To those who knew him, he was both friend and family. He will be remembered, exemplified and missed. And truly, he left his heart in San Francisco. Friends are invited to a Mass of Celebration of his life on Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00am at St. Ignatius Church on Fulton Street to be immediately followed by a reception at the St. Francis Yacht Club. The family asks that donations be made in Al's name to either Little Sisters of the Poor c/o St. Anne's Home, 300 Lake Street, San Francisco, 94118 or St. Mary's College of Moraga.
Alfred G. Cinelli, ex-banking executive, philanthropist
by Ryan Kim, Chronicle Staff Writer
Alfred G. Cinelli, a former banking executive and longtime contributor to local civic and charitable organizations, died Friday. He was 86.
Born in Bakersfield in 1915, Mr. Cinelli later received his bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College in Moraga and his master's degree from Georgetown University. He worked first for the Comptroller of Currency in Washington, D.C., before joining Pacific National Bank in San Francisco, where he eventually served as executive officer in Northern California.
He retired in 1982 from Security Pacific National Bank, which was formed when Security First Bank acquired Pacific National.
Mr. Cinelli remained an active member of the community, serving in various civic and charitable organizations. He was president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame; board member of the Salvation Army; co-founder and president of the Saints and Sinners Foundation, a children's fund; board chairman of the St. Anne's Home in San Francisco; lifetime trustee of St. Mary's College; and president of both the Presidio Society and Presidio Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; a daughter, Susan Condit; and two sons, Steven and Michael Cinelli. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ignatius Church on Fulton Street in San Francisco.
The family suggests that donations be made to Little Sisters of the Poor c/o St. Anne's Home, 300 Lake St., San Francisco 94118 or St. Mary's College.
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