John ANZIVINO
1966 - 2020
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ANZIVINO, John David (Age 54) John Anzivino passed away on May 20, 2020 at his home in Mira Mar Beach, Florida. He was born the son of Robert and Jean Anzivino on March 31, 1966 in Peterborough, England. His family immigrated to Northern California in 1978 and John graduated from Merced High School in 1984. When asked about his early achievements in life, John said he was most proud of earning his Eagle Scout award and becoming a U.S. Citizen in 1984. After high school John followed his family to Spokane, Washington. John graduated from Washington State University in December of 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. John moved back to California after college. He was able to put his criminal justice degree to work, getting a job at the Santa Monica Superior Court as a Data Analyst and then the Beverly Hills Municipal Court as a Systems Administrator. In 1993 John moved back to Spokane and went to work in the family automobile business, Globe Motors, in the Spokane Valley. John started his own car sales business, AutoSource Wholesale Group, in 2001 which he ran until 2012. In early 2018, John took a job opportunity with Insignia Automotive Group and moved to Madison, Georgia. He left Georgia in October of 2019 to become the Director of Aftersales at Step One Automotive Group in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. To his friends in Spokane he was known as "Spike". It was a nickname he got in high school and early college because his "spikey" short blond hair reminded people of either rocker Billy Idol or pro-football quarterback Jim McMahon. Spike was the type of person that when he entered the room, he was the life of the party! He had a sense of confidence and energy that made everyone want to hang out with him. He was great with jokes and made everyone laugh and smile. One of his friends in Georgia said, "Even though he was only in Madison for a short time, he was accepted into the community and probably could have run for mayor as a write in candidate. He had his own pew at the local church and his own seat reserved at Amici's." John is survived by his parents, Robert and Jean Anzivino (Spokane), his son, Taylor Anzivino (Spokane), his daughter, Mallory Anzivino (Seattle), his brother, Marcus Anzivino (Spokane), his nephew Christian Anzivino (Spokane) and his niece Khloe Anzivino (Spokane). A private memorial service will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, John's children are asking that donations be made in their father's memory to the Boy Scouts of America Inland Northwest Council, 411 W Boy Scout Way, Spokane, WA, 99201 (www.nwscouts.org). Rest in peace, John, you will always hold a place in our hearts.

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Published in Spokesman-Review on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
I first met "Spike" during my college years at WSU. He later became one of my best friends and was even a groomsman at my wedding. Some of my best memories in life were spent celebrating good times with him. Rest in peace, John. You will always hold a place in my heart.
Kyle Weir
Friend
June 29, 2020
I Am so so sorry about your loss. John was smiling almost always.
Barb
Friend
June 27, 2020
John He was a stand up man. He was a great boss. And he knew the codes of life. It was honor to know him.
RIP Brother
Randy Beals
Friend
June 24, 2020
John was a sweet person with a heart of gold. A very rare breed. He always knew how to light up a room and sang his heart out if you were looking or not. If you were down he would lift you back up. He was always a shoulder to cry on and always had kind words and had so much wisdom. My condolences to his family. He was such an amazing human being the best kind of friend anyone could ask for. R.I.P John you are incredibly misses
Xoxo Sierra
Sierra
Friend
June 23, 2020
You will be greatly missed Anzi. God speed my friend.
James
Coworker
June 23, 2020
Anzi was more than a coworker. He was a friend. We laughed and cried together. We even got snippy with each other when we were aggravated. But it never made our friendship any less. Rest easy, my friend!
Khrystal
Coworker
June 22, 2020
John I was blessed with traveling with you when you broke your leg. I loved hearing your stories. You will be missed.
Leslie Sibigtroth
Coworker
June 22, 2020
John it was so much fun traveling with you when you broke your leg. I will always remember your stories and kindness
Lesloe Sibigtrorh
Coworker
June 22, 2020
I was fortunate enough to have made it down to Florida to visit Johnny back in March just as the pandemic was hitting. We got two days on the beach together before it was shut down. The pandemic forced us to consider not going on this trip because travel was starting to be discouraged. So glad we had the chance to spend this time together.
Garrett Blakley
Friend
June 22, 2020
I met John ("Spike") in the late 1980's. He was a wonderful guy - so much fun and full of life and laughter. He was kind, caring and always respectful. I am brokenhearted to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to his family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come! I am so, SO sorry for this tremendous loss!
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder
Friend
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