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Paul E. Renzi

Passed away on December 16, 2014 with family by his side. Beloved husband of 49 years to Roberta; loving father of Paul, Michael, Teresa, Laurinda, Matthew and Carla; grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 1.

Preceded in death by his first wife of 16 years, Muriel Demers, his older brother Renzo and nephew Allen Umber Renzi. He is also survived by his younger brother, John, (Betty), four nieces and their children.

Paul was born in New York City on February 25, 1926 into a long line of classical musicians, dating back to Italy. He started his professional career at the age of 17, after attending Julliard and Queen's College. Paul performed as principle flautist, alongside his father, oboist, Paolo in Arturo Toscanini's NBC Symphony, as well as the Symphony of the Air. He was the principle flautist in the San Francisco Symphony for over 50 years, and a professor of music at San Francisco State University.

Besides his love of music, Paul was an avid reader and a fan of opera and baseball-playing catch until he was eighty, with his buddy, Herb.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday January 6th at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Friends and colleagues are welcome to come and share stories of Paul.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The or The San Francisco Boys and Girls Club.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2015
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