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Bob Canzoneri passed away peacefully in his home May 2, 2018.

He is survived by Lois, his wife of 66 years, his daughter Ruth Young and her husband Paul, grandson Paul Young, Jr., and his wife Kelsey, younger brother Dick and his wife Norma, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 6, 1930 to Vito and Nicolina (ne Cicchirillo) Canzoneri who immigrated in the early 1900s from Sicily. He was the second youngest of six children born to Vito and Nicolina. He graduated from El Monte High School, and later received BS and MS degrees from San Diego State University.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman at San Diego's Balboa Naval Hospital in the early 1950s, and worked part-time driving tour buses at the San Diego Zoo.

He served for 25 years on the San Diego Police Department and as a San Diego County Deputy Marshal. He was a member of the San Diego County Marshal's Association, including a term as president.

After retiring from law enforcement, Bob ran his own real estate brokerage, and taught driver's education. He was active in scouting, achieving the rank Eagle Scout, and serving as scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop. Bob also was a Master 32nd Degree Mason.

Bob married Lois Harriet Seymour July 1951. They were both extremely active members of Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church, starting when it was just a mission at SDSU. Lois was the organist and choir director, and Bob was a strong tenor in the choir since the early 1950s.

Bob served on the vestry of St. Dunstan's for many years, including stints as junior warden, chairman of the pipe organ committee, and on the development committee. For many decades, Bob was involved with nearly every aspect of the church's development, maintenance, and growth, and could be frequently found on-site repairing, building, or upgrading the facilities.

Family was always a priority for Bob, and he was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. He also shared countless memorable moments with his brothers and sisters and their families, mainly in the Los Angeles area.

Bob's incredible warmth, genuine kindness, and infectious smile touched and enriched so many lives, and made everyone he met feel special. His continual service to his community, and undying faith will be forever remembered.
SDPD 09/16/1953 - 12/10/1955
02/06/1930 - 05/02/2018