Valentine Charles Anzalone
1930 - 2021
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Valentine Charles Anzalone

It is with deepest regret that the family of Valentine Anzalone announces his passing on January 22, 2021 at St. Ann's Care Center, Webster, NY.

He was a graduate of Jamestown High School, SUNY Fredonia, and The Eastman School of Music where he earned his Performance Certificate and Masters Degree.

Valentine started his teaching career for the Red Jacket School District in the late 1950's, and then went on to teach many decades and retire from the Pittsford, NY School District. He might most be remembered for the music teaching series that he wrote, Breeze-Easy-Method. This series has been used throughout the United States and abroad for over 50 years. Many fellow musicians and students will remember him for his inspiring, cheerful, disposition and his skill at music arrangement.

During his retirement, he continued to play and to publish numerous music arrangements. He played with many jazz bands and big bands in the Greater Rochester Region. Valentine continued to encourage local musicians while being part of The Greater Rochester Jazz Festival. In addition, Valentine was a member of NY State Musicians Union.

Valentine is predeceased by his parents, Charles & Palma Anzalone; his first wife, Dr. Patricia Howie; son, Charlie Anzalone; and second wife, Judith Anzalone. Survivors include, daughters, Patsy Snyder of Ontario, NY, Valerie Niewieroski of Ft. Pierce, Fl, Tamara Bain (Raymond) of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Michael (Madison) Bain, AJ Snyder, Matthew (Torrie) Bain, Sam Snyder; great-grand children, Makayla, Madelyn and Marley; cousin, Joe Anzalone and numerous friends, former students and members of our "Musical Community".

The Anzalone family will be holding a private service, and plan to have a celebration of his life at a later date. To share a memory of Valentine or send a condolence to the family visit

The family asks that you take a moment to contemplate:

"Music is the great Uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common."

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 26, 2021
I met Val at St Ann's, where he shared a dinner table with my mom. He was a delight to talk to, and we shared many a music story. Always singing and directing. What a sweet gentleman.
Karan Thompson
January 26, 2021
Tammy, I was sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I have been keeping you, Ray and your family in my prayers.
Don Keeley
January 23, 2021
Tammy, so sorry to hear of you father's passing. I understand your feelings, I lost my Mother on Jan 4 th. Will remember you and your family in my prays.
Carol Weilert
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