Preston Anthony Minor, with family by his side, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Santa Clarita, California of lung cancer at the age of 63.
Born on November 13, 1947 to Evelyn and the late Clinton Minor in New Orleans, Louisiana, Preston was the youngest of twin boys. Preston also had three sisters.
After his primary education, Preston attended Los Angeles City College earning his Associates in Arts. He went on to California State University, Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. While gaining valuable work experience, he received a Master of Arts in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu. Preston remained an active member of the alumni at Pepperdine.
Preston began his career in banking in the management-training program at Household Finance Corporation. His career in banking spanned over 40 years.
He was a true professional who earned and enjoyed numerous management positions and was ultimately promoted to various vice president positions in banking. His demonstrated leadership ability coupled with extensive and diverse experience in the financial industry made him a valuable asset to his employers. His last executive assignment was as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, at Citibank Corporation. While at Citibank he was recognized as their Top Performer for three consecutive years. Preston loved the banking profession and strived to make a positive difference in the lives of the people and the community he served. He was trustworthy, honest, compassionate and well-respected by his co-workers and peers.
On a blind date, Preston met Luana Sharp of Los Angeles, California, and fell in love. They were married in 1984 and through this union had a son Matthew Anthony, now 25, and a daughter Adrienne Nicole, now 23.
Preston was a devoted family man. He loved his family and friends, and especially enjoyed lively discussions on politics and sports. His son Matthew and daughter Adrienne gave him a great sense of pride, both college graduates. He and his wife, Luana of 26 years enjoyed relaxing at home together, as well as vacationing on cruises and travels aboard.
Cherishing his memory and celebrating his life are: His wife Luana, his son Matthew, his daughter Adrienne, his mother Evelyn, his sister Judy Audain and husband Daniel, his twin brother Winston Albert and wife Diane, his sister Asantewa Olatunji and husband Ayuko Babu, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces who will miss him immeasurably. He is preceded in death by his sister, Debra Minor Ricks, and his father, Clinton Joseph Minor.
Services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, on March 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.