Frederick J. Stanzione, age 63, of Santa Clarita, CA passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 29, 1952 to Dominic and Dorothy (Whitlock) Stanzione.
Following an eight-year career in the Air Force, Fred worked at Edwards Air Force Base in the Flight Test Center. He was proud to be recognized as Airman of the Year during his Air Force career, and while working in the Flight Test Center his duties included regular briefings for the White House and providing Congressional testimony.
In his retirement Fred was very active in the American Legion Post 507. As the Service Officer he helped many disabled veterans. Known for his kindness and sincerity, Fred had the ability to make people from all walks of life feel comfortable and welcome.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lana (Chism) Stanzione, a veteran teacher of 26 years in the Saugus Union High School District; his son Robert of Las Vegas, NV; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; his mother Dorothy who lives with his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jim Tatum of VA; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Linda Stanzione of NC.
Fred will be missed by all his family and friends ~ “For God and Country”.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the American Legion Post 507, 24527 Spruce Street, Newhall, CA 91321. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion Boys State Fund at Post 507.
The Signal, April 23, 2016