Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R.I.P. Uncle Frank

Here is my Uncle Frank's Obituary, written by my cousin:

Frank P. Tanzi

January 16th, 1934 – April 18th, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona

Frank Tanzi, a resident of Scottsdale, passed away on April 18th, 2015 at the age of 81. Frank was born in Mola di Bari, Italy on January 16th, 1934. He was born into a large family of 6 brothers and 5 sisters. Frank worked on cargo ships as an electrician and traveled around the world.

In 1964, Frank, his wife and their son, immigrated to Canada. After the birth of his daughter, Frank and his family immigrated to the US and lived in Chicago, Illinois. He worked in construction for 11 years. Frank wanted to live in a warmer climate, so he and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. He worked at Scottsdale Memorial Healthcare as the groundskeeper for 15 years. In his spare time, he soaked up the sun and tended to his garden and fruit trees all year round. He enjoyed traveling to Mexico to get fresh fish and spoke Spanish to the locals. His favorite hobby was making wine, and he enjoyed helping his wife make fresh tomato sauce every year.

Frank was a loving husband and a caring father. He treasured his wife and loved her each day of his life. He loved his son, and they did a lot of activities together. He had a very special bond with his daughter whom he was her mentor and best friend. He was a charming man who had a very good sense of humor and could make everyone laugh. He will be extremely missed by his family and by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Frank is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosa; son, Marco Tanzi; daughter, Annalisa Thompson; son-in-law, Christopher Thompson; and grandson, Johnathon Tanzi.

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