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Antinozzi, Rocco D.

Rocco D. Antinozzi U.S. Army WWII
Rocco D. Antinozzi U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 6/9/1917
Died On: 5/5/2000 Last Residence: 10580 Rye, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 214 Central Ave
Service Number: 32340290
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-16


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Rocco D. Antinozzi was born in New York in 1917. In Rye his family lived at 214 Central Ave and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Rocco was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1937. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Rocco D. Antinozzi

Rocco D. Antinozzi was born on June 9th, 1917 to parents Antonio Antinozzi and Maria Schindo. Rocco was born on 214 Central Avenue (street view), and was the fourth of eight children (Lawerence, Walter, Jean, Lucy, Rose, Anthony, Joseph). Rocco’s father owned their home, valued at $7,000 ($133,000 in today’s dollars). Rocco attended Rye High School, class of 1937, and was a rather active student during his education. Rocco was a member of the National Honor’s society, Self-Reliant, Stage Coach, he was Class President of his junior year, Class Treasurer of his senior year, member of the Golf Team, Junior Varsity Football, Junior Coach, Fingerprinting Club, Home Room Representative, Senior Council member, had a major role in “The Queen’s Husband,” was a member of the Q.V. Club, and was labelled as the Noisiest Senior. After his graduation Rocco worked as a golf Caddy, working 26 weeks in 1939 and earning $250 ($4,768 in today’s money).

Rocco enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 20th, 1942. He would serve from then until 1945, when he was discharged from the military. Rocco D. Antinozzi passed away on May 5, 2000, age 82. Beloved husband of Mildred. Loving father of Richard J. Antinozzi of Myrtle Beach, SC. Adoring grandfather of Richard A. Antinozzi of Charlotte, NC. Devoted brother of Anthony, Lawrence, Rose and Lucy. He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and walter and sisters, Dorothy, Lee and Jenny. He was Head of the Account Department at Commercial Union Insurance Co. in New York City, working for the company for 45 years. He was a member of the Rye Golf Club since its inception, a member of the Rye AAA, Owl Association, Port Chester Old Timers and Rye Senior Citizens.

John Melfi
RHS 2021


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