Anthony R. Stanziano, 63, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his beloved wife and his loving family, following an extended illness. Tony was born in Lorain, September 15, 1950, to his loving parents, Robert E. and Shirley Rae Ann (nee Cendrosky) Stanziano.
He graduated from Admiral King High School, Class of 1968 and went on to earn a degree in electronics. Tony enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in 1970 as a helicopter electrician and was honorably discharged in 1973. He married Cindy Schneider on April 27, 1985 and worked for Kerr Beverage and Thunderbird Hills Golf Course. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Amherst, a life member of VFW Post #1662 and a life member of Amvets Post #47. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, house-boating, bowling, playing poker and cribbage, reading, doing crossword puzzles and traveling with his beloved wife, family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years of marriage, Cindy (nee Schneider) Stanziano; sister, Rae Ann (Ron) Scott; brothers, Robert A. (Carol) and Paul (Cheri) Stanziano; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Schneider; and many loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Shirley Stanziano; father-in-law, Earl H. Schneider; maternal grandparents, Robert and Geraldine Cendrosky; paternal grandparents, Antonio and Maria Stanziano; and his beloved dog, Cleo.
The family will receive friends at Reidy- Scanlan- Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, Sunday, November 3, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home at 9:10 A.M., Monday, November 4, 2013, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M., at St. Joseph Parish, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, with Reverend Lawrence N. Martello, Pastor, as the Celebrant. Christian burial services will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Amherst, where military honors will be performed by the Amherst Military Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109 or the VFW Post #1662, 165 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst, OH 44001.