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Obituary of Vincent Randazzo
Vincent John Randazzo passed away on October 4, 2021 at the age of 96. He was predeceased by Lucia, his loving wife of 66 years. He is survived by his daughter Lucia, sons Salvador and James (Kathleen), grandchildren, Nickolas, Victoria, Marcus and Vincent, and many nieces and nephews.
Vincent was born in San Francisco to Giovanni and Gaetana Randazzo. He was proud of this Sicilian heritage and adored his brothers and sisters. Nanu loved telling stories of his early years making shrimp and crab cocktails on the wharf and all the colorful characters he encountered. He was especially proud when he got his captains papers at the age of 15 and was able to take groups out fishing on his father's boat.
He served in the US Navy and was among the crew aboard the USS Orion when she was first commissioned in 1942. He also crewed aboard the USS Ibex and USS Tranquility.
After the war he moved to Monterey where he met his wife and raised his three children. He worked as a fisherman and later became a contractor specializing in building custom homes. He loved to sing and dance and performed at California's First Theater of Monterey. In his later years, he was an avid golfer and celebrated his 96th birthday on the course.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Nanu will always be remembered for his sparkling blue eyes, bright copper hair, and ready smile.