Salvador "Sam" Anzelmo

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Salvador "Sam" Anzelmo was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 22, 1920. He passed away peacefully on June 1, 2014. He was laid to rest with full military honors on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Sam was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Warren Easton High School, Sam attended Louisiana State University where he played the clarinet and saxophone to earn a scholarship for his college tuition. After graduation from LSU, his formal education was interrupted by World War II, in which he served his country with distinction, earning two Purple Hearts. After the war, Sam attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, where he received his law degree in 1950. He then engaged in the practice of law in New Orleans for over 60 years. During his career as an attorney, he devoted much of his time and talents to public service, first serving as a member of the Louisiana Legislature for 12 years, and then as City Attorney for the City of New Orleans for 7 years. Sam is survived by his devoted wife, the former Frances Thompson Stewart; his four children, Tommy Anzelmo (Sandy) of Harahan, LA, Don Anzelmo (Ana) of Monroe, LA, Jean Borne (Dunnie) of Harahan, LA, and David Anzelmo (Tara) of Kenner, LA; his two stepdaughters, Terri Stewart of Lake Mary, FL, and Tonya Stewart (Keith McAdam) of Durham, NC; grandchildren Tommy Anzelmo, Jr. (Jana), Kristen Anzelmo Hooper (Andre), Michael Anzelmo (Bonnie), Margaret Anzelmo, Charles Anzelmo (Sallie), and Stephen Borne; great grandchildren Lillian Hooper, Katherine Anzelmo, and Wyatt Hooper; nephews Joseph Anzelmo ( Kathy), and John Marshall, Jr. (Daleen); nieces Florence Johnson (Tom), Mary Lynn Petro (Allan), Linda Hipwell (Ian), and Roslyn Schneider (Jimmy); brothers-in-law Eddie Thompson (Jacqueline), and George Thompson (Emma); sisters-in-law Helen Magruder and Kathy Richard (Arnold); and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his wife and the mother of their four children, Maribel Lillian DeLucca; his parents, Joseph and Gaetana Anzelmo; his brother, Vincent Anzelmo; three sisters, Rosalie Anzelmo, Angelina Marshall, and Nancy D'Antoni; and granddaughter, Stephanie Borne. Sam's life was marked by his extreme generosity to his family, his community, and to all who knew him. While much could be written about his many personal and professional accomplishments, Sam would have simply wanted to be remembered as a man who lived his faith and loved his family, the law, public service and his beloved LSU Tigers. The Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care given to Sam by the doctors and staff at the Halifax Hospice Care Center in DeLand, Florida. A memorial service and mass will be conducted on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Harahan, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eulogies will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a . A gathering of family and friends will follow at 7101 Brighton Drive in Harahan.
Published in from June 4 to June 14, 2014
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