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Source: Chargers news release
October 6, 2016 (El Cajon) - San Diego Chargers minority owner George Pernicano passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in El Cajon, California early Thursday. He was 98.
Pernicano was one of the five original San Diego Chargers minority owners who purchased interest in the team in 1963. He helped Jack Murphy and other prominent San Diegans convince Barron Hilton, the owner of the Los Angeles Chargers, to bring the team to San Diego in 1961.