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Salvador "Sam" Anzelmo

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Salvador "Sam" Anzelmo Obituary

Mr. Salvador "Sam" Anzelmo, 93, of DeLand, FL passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Fran, by his side, on June 1, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's and PTSD. Sam graduated from Warren Easton High School and then attended Louisiana State University. He volunteered to serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was awarded two Purple Hearts. After the war, Sam attended Loyola Law School, earning his degree in 1950. His distinguished legal career spanned over 60 years in New Orleans, during which time he continued his service to others as a member of the Louisiana Legislature for 12 years and then as the City Attorney of New Orleans from 1979 to 1986. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Anzelmo and Gaetana Campagna Anzelmo, brother, Vincent Anzelmo and sisters Rosalie Anzelmo, Angelina Marshall, Nancy D'Antoni, and precious granddaughter, Stephanie Borne. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved and devoted wife of 26 years, Frances Thompson Anzelmo, two loving step-daughters, Terri Stewart of DeLand and Tonya Michelle Stewart McAdam (Keith) of Durham, NC, his four cherished children from a previous marriage, Jean Borne (Dunnie) of Harahan, LA, Don Anzelmo (Ana) of Monroe, LA, David Anzelmo (Tara) of Kenner, LA, and Tommy Anzelmo (Sandy) of Harahan, LA. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Having been blessed with a blended family, Mr. Anzelmo also has numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition, he is survived by brothers-in-law, Eddie Thompson of Houston, TX, George Thompson of Lafayette, LA and sisters-in-law Helen Thompson Magruder of Vicksburg, MS, and Kathy Thompson Richard of Covington, LA. Sam will long be remembered for his contributions to Louisiana Law and Loyola Law School, public service to his community, and devotion to his church. He was a spirited LSU Tiger, and treasured his New Orleans Saints. He was laid to rest with full military honors on Friday, June 6 at 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a . The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for the professional care given to Mr. Anzelmo by the Halifax Health Team under the direction of Dr. Lyle Wadsworth, the Eucharist Ministry of Volusia County, and especially to Sam's personal caregiver, Ms. Nichole Mulroney, CNA. You are invited to share your memories with the family at www.lankfordfuneralhome.com


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 8, 2014
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