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Antonio Sanzone

Memorial services for Antonio Charles Sanzone of Penn Valley will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Penn Valley Community Church.

Mr. Sanzone died Sunday, June 13, in Penn Valley. He was 78.

He was born May 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Domenic and Providenza (Matranga) Sanzone. He attended 14 years of education in Sicily, receiving an A.A. equivalent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He married Else M. Lippert on May 8, 1955, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked for Trans World Airlines for over 26 years. He was a member of the Penn Valley Community Church, Italian-American Club, and the Sons of Norway. He enjoyed singing, bocce ball, traveling, “tinkering” in the garage, billiards, and volunteering for the Senior Center and the Fireman’s Thrift Shop.



He is survived by his wife, Else M. Sanzone of Penn Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Mark Domenick and Claudia Sanzone of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Lisa M. Winn of Penn Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Carl S. and Jeff Berg of San Jose; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony V. and Ann Sanzone; sisters and brothers-in-law Ana and Claude Sanchez and Mary and Frank Pisciotta; sister, Lena Vernace; grandchildren Sara Denniston, James Sanzone, Haley Larison, Candice and Amanda Winn and Adam Charles Berg; great-grandchild, Madilyn K. Denniston; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Domenic Sanzone, in 1975; and mother, Providenza Sanzone, in 1984.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, City of Hope in Duarte, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Foundation.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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