Danny is survived by his
Signor, his daughters Linda
Perreault, and Karen Collyer (Bill) and his grandchildren, Brandon
Collyer (Chelsea), Cortney Collyer and Tessa Perreault. He is also
his sister Sandra Logsdon and sister-in-law Carol Rhoads (Dan) and many
nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 26th at 10:00am at Our Lady of
Church, 21 E. Sola St, with a reception to follow.
SIGNOR, Daniel Eugene
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Danny Signor.
Sadly, after a 4-year battle with Alzheimer's, we say good - bye to our
husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend. Daniel E.
Signor was born and raised in Santa Barbara, the son of Ugo Antonio
Signor and Jennie Marie Signor (Bortolazzo), both of who preceded him
Danny attended Santa Barbara High School and Oxnard High. It was while
attending Oxnard High that he met the love of his life and wife of 58
years, Marilyn. Once married, Danny and Marilyn made their permanent
home in Santa Barbara and had two daughters, Linda and Karen. Danny was
blessed with charismatic charm and personality. His smile would light
up a room and his warm hug or strong handshake was always a welcoming
Danny loved living in Santa Barbara and he loved people! Once
nicknamed the "Mayor of Santa Barbara," he had a true knack for making
friends wherever he went. Whatever Danny set out to do, he put his
heart and soul into! Always wanting the very best for his family and
friends, he strove to work hard and volunteer his time to benefit
others whenever he could.
Starting in the 1960's, Danny worked for Jordano's in one of their
grocery stores as the manager of the meat department. At this same
time, he became involved in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and
volunteered his time towards the planning of the Santa Barbara Zoo. He
eventually became President of the Santa Barbara Jaycees. Being very
proud of his Italian heritage, Danny greatly enjoyed involvement in the
D.B.'s and the Italian Boot Club.
After leaving Jordano's, Danny became a liquor salesman for the L. J.
Morganti Company. It was at this time he decided that he would like to
own his own bar. He bought Mel's Cocktails in downtown Santa Barbara,
which he owned for 12 years. Operating Mel's came naturally as he grew
up with a family history of restaurant/bar ownership. His grandparents
were owners of Mom's Italian Village. Danny was also a partner in the
Coast Village Grill Restaurant in Montecito. After his retirement in
1999, he became a starter at Sandpiper Golf Course.
Danny was proud of his commitment to serve the community he loved.
During his retirement, he volunteered for 10 years as a Fire &
Commissioner for the City of Santa Barbara.
Danny's true passion in life was golf - and what a great golfer he was!
As a very active member and dedicated board member of Montecito Country
Club for 40 years, he and Marilyn enjoyed many rounds of golf together
and fun social times with their good friends. He loved the comradery
and competition that came from a day on the course. He passed that love
on to his grandson.
lieu of flowers, donations can be made
Mailing address: 5410 Hales Lane, Carpinteria CA 93013
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deductible in 2014.