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Anthony R. Sanzo Jr.

September 24, 1957 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Obituary

Anthony Richard Sanzo Jr, 65, of Vestal NY passed away on January 12, 2023. He is predeceased by his father Anthony Sanzo Sr and mother, Sandra Meldrum. He is also predeceased by his son Todd Sanzo. He is survived by his wife Renee Sanzo, his daughter Tara (Rodolfo) Espino and son Nathan (Emily) Sanzo. He is also survived by his grandchildren Anthony, Christian, Alyssa, Gabriel, Evangeline, Roman & Mireya Espino and Angelina & Mia Sanzo. Brother in-law Mark (Shari) Malchak and nieces Lindsey and Hailey. Tony leaves behind many cousins including Mark and Lee who he shared many fun times growing up. Lifelong friends: Mike Buglione, Jack O’Brien and Marty Kurlich. Tony graduated from Vestal High School where he excelled and loved pitching for the baseball team. His hobbies were playing softball and golf, driving sports cars, riding dirt bikes and 4 wheeling with his friends and family. One of his treasured moments was buying his dream red corvette with his son Todd. Tony was 3rd generation owner / operator of Sanzo Specialties, Inc. He was self-taught and his “genius” came through in all aspects of the business. It was not just a job, it was purpose and calling. He treasured his time there especially 3 o’clock coffee hours with Jeff Beam, Steve Appel & anyone else that gathered for good conversation over the best coffee in town. Tony took pleasure in taking care of his family, always making sure they had everything they could possibly want or need. He was brimming with joy when spoiling those closest to him. He took the time to understand everyone he came across, giving his advice and resources to his circle of friends and co- workers. Without being prompted, he would regularly take action and get things done for others. Throughout life he faced many challenges: the unexpected passing of his son and Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. His courage was inspirational to us all. He always said to make the most of each stage of life and that he did. A special thank you to Danielle, who was his caregiver for 12 years. Also thank you to Christine and Linda who cared for him. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday at 11am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Vestal. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at 10am until the time of the Mass at church. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Hug your family a little tighter & cherish the days. In lieu of flowers consider donating to a charity of your choice or a local animal shelter in his memory. We can all honor him by doing what he did best, helping friends and family whenever they were in need.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church Vestal

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
January 17, 2023

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church Vestal

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