George Francis LoScalzo

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LoSCALZO
George passed away May 12, 2013 at the age of 87. He was born in Manhattan, New York February 15, 1926 to Theresa Digilio and Michael LoScalzo. "Sonny" was captain of the basketball team and played shortstop for St. Luke's high school in Hohokus, N.J. His ambition was to play in the Major Leagues. He had a try out with the N.Y. Giants baseball organization, and interested scouts. He joined the Navy at 17 and served on the U.S.S. Princeton aircraft carrier in the Pacific in WWII and later in Korea. June 6, 1946 he married Yvonne Runnels from Klamath Falls. George and Vonnie lived in Waldwick then Allendale, N.J. where he became a milkman for Terwilliger and Wakefield and Sicomac dairies. They moved to Eugene in 1972 to be closer to children, grandchildren and Vonnie's family. He worked for Interstate Freight Trucking Co., and was a member of the Teamsters Union. Vonnie passed away June 7, 2005 one day after their 56th wedding anniversary. His older sister Caroline Wentlejewski passed away April 9, 2009. He is survived by his younger brother Joseph M. LoScalzo [Dorothy] and his three children Jay, Gail Erickson and Sandra Townsend [Hugh]. Grandchildren Kristy LaChance [Jerome], Jeb DeZurney, Seth DeZurney [Nikki], Micah Erickson, Lacey Meadors [Mike], Zac and Natalie Townsend. Great-grandchildren Eric, Madeleine, Lindsey, Jeidah, Trinity, Eli, Kaycee, Korbin, Collin and Paisley. George will be remembered for his generosity, enthusiasm, energy, upbeat personality and love of people, especially children. Our family will miss Dad's unconditional love, involvement in our lives, support and daily phone calls.
A service and Celebration of Life was held Friday, May 24 at at St. Marks Church, 1760 Echo Hollow Rd. Eugene, OR.
Published in The Record on May 26, 2013
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