Category Archives: George Pernicano
George Pernicano, minority owner of the San Diego Chargers, and personality extraordinaire, passed away last week at age 98, after a long illness. For those that knew him, George Pernicano was larger than life – all five-foot nothing of him. But what he lacked in stature, he more than made up with in personality, fun, stories and food. George Pernicano was a legend in these parts, and his shoes must just be put away forever, as they could never possibly be filled.
One the greatest characters in San Diego Chargers history is minority owner, George Pernicano, whose association with the Chargers began when they first moved to San Diego, and he was able to purchase a small stake in the team. Since that time, Pernicano has remained very closely connected to the team, and has attended every Chargers game, home and away, and manages to watch a fair number of practices as well. Now into his 90’s, Pernicano can still be seen in a private box at Chargers games that he shares with one-time team owner, Barron Hilton.