Franco L. Calzolai
Sept. 3, 1938 - Nov. 10, 2012
Franco Luigi Calzolai, of San Francisco, California, died on November 10, 2012 at California Pacific Medical Center after a long fight with heart disease and cancer. Born in Florence, Italy on September 3, 1938 to Pergentino and Gina Calzolai, Franco moved to SF and married Sharon Swift in 1975. They had two children, Franco and Leola. For 30 years, Franco was the owner of Calzolai Janitorial Service. He lost his wife, Sharon, to cancer in 1990. In 1993, he married Maria Isolina Madrid and became father to her son, Luis Miguel Ortiz. Franco is survived by his wife, Maria Isolina, his children, Franco, Leola and Luis, his grandchildren, Matteo, Sharon, Simone, and Calliope; his sister and brother-in-law, Rina and Romano, his sister-in-law, Scilla, and his niece and nephews, Isabella, Giacomo and Gabriele. Memorial services will be held at 11 am on November 18th at Duggan's Funeral Home in San Francisco.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 17, 2012