George Anthony Nano, 76, of San Jose passed away on Monday George was born in 1937 in Antioch, CA to Katherine and George. He graduated from Hayward High School California and served in the army soon after with a honorable discharge. Later in life he went on to study at University of California, Berkley receiving a Bachelor's in Labor Studies in 1974. A strong proponent of the labor movement, George held the esteemed position of Chairman for the United Auto Workers Local 1364 & 2244 for several decades. As a voice of organized labor, George represented thousands of auto-workers and helped establish important agreements to support and protect them as employees. George was the eldest of five brothers and sisters, Frieda Ann, Norman, Richard and Patricia. A loving husband and father George is survived by his wife Maria Nano of forty-seven years and three children George(Dalany), David (Julie) and Lisa Nano. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Alex, Carissa, Jhunior, Steven, Felicity and Dahila. In his seventy-six years, George lived everyday with passion, courage and love for those around him and found ways to touch us all.

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  1. I had the privilege of working with George, while I was in Labor Relations, at GMAD, Fremont, CA, from June 1967, until early 1978, and while Supervisor of Education and Training, from 1978 until the end of 1980. George was a passionate Shop Committeeman representing the union membership of Local 1364, during all of those years. I have worked in several GM locations, including internationally, and have never had the honor of working with anyone better at his life’s work. I always found George to be honest, pleasant (but intense) and blessed with a high level of integrity. I know that he will be dearly missed by his family and the many, many individuals who had the privilege of calling George, “My Friend”.

    My deepest sympathies go out to all of them.

    Bill “The Greek” Poulos

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  2. I just learned of Georges death yesterday..He was a good friend ,an accomplished man and fine leader with compassion,a regular guy and very smart.When I learned of organizing atTesla I immediately thought I must call George to find out whats going on.I was shocked and saddened to learn of his death.Bill Gould,

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