Mark Anthony Traversino

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Mark Anthony Traversino
May 6, 1930 – April 23, 2015

Mark Traversino moved to Las Vegas from Burbank California last May and resided in Las Vegas until his passing at age 84. Mr. Traversino was born in Chicago, Il, and moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1942. Mark along with his family were in the entertainment business, Mark had a flare for playing piano and singing which led him to a lifetime love affair of music. Mark owned several nightclubs in the early 60s in L.A. He was also a singer, song writer that had recorded several popular songs under the name Mark Anthony.

In the late 50s he met singer Johnny Stark that led to a life long friendship and they joined forces and worked together in night clubs all over Los Angeles. Mark worked with and mingled with the biggest Hollywood stars and musicians.

Mr. Traversino once said “life was good and he had pretty much done everything he desired to do in life. Mark was a kind wonderful funny human being who cared for people, he was a simple man and all that crossed his path really loved him, we will never forget this beautiful human being who now is in heaven playing piano to friends family and angels.

We love you Mark! both family and friends

Thank you for being a part of everyone’s lives…

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  • Giovanni Sticco
    May 6, 2015 2:19 pm

    My dear friend Mark who I knew my whole life has went as you used to call it Spaghetti heaven to be with the angels that can’t wait for you to play them beautiful music. Today is your birthday we miss you here in your Las Vegas home. We were to celebrate your birthday today. I know you didn’t like all the fuss about it but will make a cake for you anyway our sweet Mark. We love you, miss you, and will never forget you may you rest in peace.

    Giovanni & Dee

  • virginia and i will miss him. i am glad they got to speak again before mark left us. our hearts are broken….

  • Sister Philomene Reiland CSJ
    May 8, 2015 12:05 pm

    Mark, may you rest in peace! Surely wish that you could have re-connected in person with all the family and cousins in Aurora, IL, your birthplace. There are tons of 2nd cousins both here in Illinois and in Missouri. The ones in Illinois are Monacos and Reilands, the ones in Missouri are Swensons, Helen Traversino Swenson’s children. Of course, there are married names now, too. Thank God you made a Traversino Family Tree on the internet and it was discovered by accident about 10 years ago. I guess that’s the way we were supposed to connect, as that’s how it happened. At least we connected. Now you’re connecting in Heaven with all those gone before us into eternity! Again rest in peace!

  • Donna Daisey
    May 11, 2015 2:09 pm

    I’ll miss you my friend. We had a lot of good times in the 43 years we knew each other and I am so glad we connected recently and were able to see one another. Love you.


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