CANZONERI Robert W. Canzoneri, born November 21, 1925, died December 4, 2010, at home, surrounded by friends and dogs. Bob was the author of several books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and his work appeared in many anthologies; he was Emeritus professor of English, and original Director of the Creative Writing Program (now the MFA) at Ohio State. Bob got his undergraduate degree at Mississippi College, his Masters at Ole Miss, and his Ph.D. at Stanford University. During WWII, Bob was a decorated Naval Airman (tail gunner on a PB4Y-1) in the Pacific. He is preceded in death by his parents Mabel (Barnett), and Joe Canzoneri, by his awesome dogs: Bear, Topper, Boots, Toddles, and The Dude. He is survived by Blue and Big Mac; his wife of 38 years, Candy; his son, (Tony); daughter, (Nina); and several grandchildren. "Here's lookin' at you, kid." Memorial arrangements pending. If friends wish, contributions to the Aunt Rudy Fund [c/o Candy] or charity of choice.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2010.