Rosario "the Chief" DeSimone (December 11, 1873 - July 15, 1946), was the head of an Italian crime family that was the predecessor to the Los Angeles crime family of the American Mafia from 1922 to 1925. Rosario was the father of the future California mob boss, Frank DeSimone.
Paul Castellano was born June 26, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York. "Big Paulie" left school in the 8th grade to work at his father's butcher shop and run numbers. Castellano earned a reputation for never talking about his associations, even at the cost serving time. He was gunned down in a move by John Gotti's men to usurp power on December 16, 1985.