GENEVA — Anthony S. Sanzotta, age 86, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Geneva, he was the son of Frances (Trumfio) and Anthony Sanzotta. He married Josephine Mazzatenta on August 26, 1950.
A Veteran, Tony served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Germany. He received his teaching degree from Ashland University and spent his entire career in the community of Geneva that he loved. For many years, he was the Geneva Junior High and High School Principal and he also served as the Athletic Director, retiring in 1991.
Tony was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, as well as the Geneva VFW and American Legion. A true patriot, he was deeply proud of his family, his community, and his country.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Sanzotta; daughters, Fran Cervas of Geneva, Joni Romano of Liverpool, N.Y., Dina Rosenau of Navarre, Fla., and Gina Monahan of Saybrook; son, Mick (Cindy) Sanzotta of Fairfax, Va.; grandchildren, Nicole and Mario Romano, Jolee Clement, Mallory and Robert Cervas, Taylor and Sam Gondek, Tony, Dominic and Emma Sanzotta, Megan and Clare Lattanze, Gale and Kate Monahan; and great-granddaughter, Annie Grey Clement.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Joseph and Bruno Mallone and Jim, Dominic and Mel Sanzotta.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9th, at the BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10th, at Assumption Catholic Church, 594 W. Main St., Geneva, Ohio. Final resting place will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneva.
Contributions may be made in Tony’s name to the Assumption Catholic Church, the Geneva VFW or the American Legion.
Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.