Paul Perniciaro - Born July 8, 1962 in Arabi, LA,ï¿½ passed away on May 17, 2010 at his home in Los Gatos, CA after a years-long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Tracie (Branch) Perniciaro, son Christian (4) and daughter Rachel (1); mother Margie; brothers Peter, Mark, and Michael; sisters Cindy, Sandra, Margie and Laurie.
Paul was a visual instructor with The Cadets, Dutch Boy, and Star of Indiana before joining the Blue Devils in 1991. Paul taught the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps A-corps from 1991 to 1996 and the Open Winter guard in 1991-1992.
Paul taught several high school bands across the country and worked closely with the late George Zingali. During the mid 90ï¿½s Paul was the Merchandise Manager for the rock band Cowboy Mouth.ï¿½ He traveled on tour throughout the US with the band.
Paul grew up outside New Orleans. As a child Paul loved to play basketball, spend time with his family, and from a young age participated in New Orleans area Drum & Bugle Corps.
The California Funeral service will be:
Saturday, May 22nd at 11:00AM
Christ Child Catholic Church
23230 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA.ï¿½ 95033-9278
The New Orleans Service will be:
Wednesday, May 26
Public viewing at 11AM -- Service at 1PM
St. Bernard Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home
701 West Virtue Street
Chalmette, LA 70043
The Blue Devils send their thoughts and prayers to Tracie and all of Paul's family.