Mary and Mariano Tomasino celebrated their 68th...

Mary and Mariano Tomasino celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary

with family and friends at a Keystone Seniors luncheon meeting at The

Castaway on June 7. The event also was held in recognition of Mary’s

90th birthday June 4.


Mariano read a special message to Mary, telling her how special

she is to him.

The couple was married on June 1, 1935, at Mount Carmel Catholic

Church in Rochester, N.Y. They have lived for 58 years in the same


Burbank home they built in 1945.

Mariano is president of the Keystone Seniors and he and Mary have

been dedicated to the club’s community service mission for more than

a decade. He has planned many fund-raising trips to Laughlin and Las

Vegas, bringing thousands of dollars to the club for special projects

over the past 12 years.

They have been members of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch

101 at St. Finbar’s Church. Mariano is a longtime member of the De


Bell Golf Club and plays golf twice a week. He will be 90 in


He worked behind the scenes in movies since the early 1940s at

Paramount, RKO, Columbia and Warner Bros. with such stars as Bette

Davis, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra, the Three Stooges and others. He

has been property master for such television shows as “Lassie,” “I

Love Lucy” and “The Line Up.”

After retiring in 1976, he and Mary have kept busy with their


family, friends, travel and community involvement. Mary’s recipes of

Italian dishes have spread throughout their circles, including a

sauce recipe combining both her mother and mother-in-law’s secrets.

The couple has two children, Gino Tomasino of Garden Grove and

Linda Scheck of Newport Beach; three grandchildren; and one

great-granddaughter, with one great-grandson due in November.