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Gerard E. Sanzi

August 2, 1951 ~ August 18, 2018 (age 67)

Gerard Sanzi, 67, of Vero Beach Florida and long time resident of Shokan, NY, died Saturday August 18th, 2018 in Florida. He was born August 2nd, 1951 in Queens, son of the late Robert Sanzi and Catherine Duda. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Tech in Queens, New York. In his 30 year postal career, Gerard was a supervisor and also president of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. He was highly respected as a supervisor and able to assist many employees to succeed in their careers. He had a love for animals and enjoyed fishing. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and was a classic car enthusiast. Gerard was an excellent cook who loved to welcome his family and friends to his table. His talents included playing the guitar and he is fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. He was a loving husband and father. He and his wife Mary made their home in Shokan for many years. He had a strong personal faith and was a devout Catholic. He continued to strengthen his faith in Jesus through bible studies in Florida.


Surviving are his wife Mary Kenny Sanzi. Their three daughters: Elizabeth Chiavelli of Hudson, Alison Sanzi of Red Hook, and Caitlin Sanzi of Catskill. A son-in-law, Gerard Chiavelli, and two grand children: Jerry and Gianna. His niece and nephew Hope and Stefan and his best friend David Heintz who was like a brother to Gerard. He was predeceased by his brother Robert in 1991.


His funeral procession will form at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home located at 87 Main Street Phoenicia, New York. The mourners will walk to Saint Francis de Sales Church where at 10:00 am a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. He will be buried in the family plot at the Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery located at Route 28 Allaben, New York. Friends will be received on Sunday from 12 to 4 pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. You may share a special memory with the family on Gerard’s Tribute Wall at gormleyfuneralhome.com.



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