AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - John D. Anzelmo, 93, passed away Friday evening, September 14, 2018, at Hospice House.
John was born June 24, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of the late Domenico and Antonina Alioto Anzelmo and was a lifelong area resident.
He attended East High School, where he was a drum major in the band.
John was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II with the 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division and with the 48th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division, earning several medals for his courageous service.
After his honorable discharge from the military, John became a truck driver and worked for 40 years for General Electric, retiring in 1987.
Mr. Anzelmo was a member of Austintown Community Church, where he served as an usher, helped with the monthly food giveaways and the church dinners and he worked at the church’s Colonial Inn at the Canfield Fair.
John was also a member of the VFW on Raccoon Road in Austintown and was cub master with the Boy Scouts of America, Pack 84.
He loved woodworking, bowling and playing cards and in his younger years, he enjoyed dancing.
John leaves his wife of nearly 62 years, Delores Hinkson Anzelmo, whom he married October 17, 1956; three children, Linda (James) Aeppli, Donald Anzelmo and David Anzelmo, all of Austintown; five grandchildren, James (Lori) Aeppli, Jonathan (Kelsey) Aeppli, David, Alex and Jordan Anzelmo and four great-grandchildren, Dominic, Lizzie, Noah and Kaley.
Siblings, Tony, Providence, Mary, Annette and Joe, are deceased.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, September 19, 2018, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a funeral service with a military tribute by the VFW will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Anzelmo’s family thanks the wonderful nurses and staff with Hospice of the Valley and with Hospice House, for the kindness shown and care given to John and his family during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.
Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to send condolences online to John’s family.