Robert Tonzi

Obituary of Robert Louis Tonzi

Robert Louis Tonzi, 87, of Lake Ave., Auburn, passed away, February 11, 2020 at The Commons on St. Anthony Street. Born in Auburn, he was the son of the late Louis and Christine Vicciarelli Tonzi. Robert was a graduate of Holy Family High School and Auburn Community College. He was a four year Navy veteran serving his country during the Korean War. Bob coached local basketball and baseball for many years and enjoyed Notre Dame football and watching the Yankees. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Highland Park Golf Club for over 55 years. Bob was employed with NYSEG for 35 years and was a communicant of both St. Alphonsus Church and St. Mary's Church. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Lois (Maloney) Tonzi; two children, Sean (Joanne) Tonzi and Therese Tonzi; a sister, Barbara (Jim) Stracuzzi; two grandchildren, Michael and Erin Tonzi; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son Michael, an infant daughter Maria, a brother James Tonzi and sister in law Teddi Tonzi. Calling hours will be Friday, February 14 from 4-6pm at Langham Funeral Home, LLC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30AM at St. Mary's Church with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Matthew House. Please visit to leave a condolence.
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