|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 2005|
U.S. World War II Enlistment 29 Dec 1942 from San Francisco, San Francsico, CA
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Death and Burial Files
Enlisted 5 Jan 1943, released 8 Jan 1946
Branch Army Air Corp
Reno Gazette Journal, 16 Feb 2005
"Oliver Antonuccio was born in Berkeley, California on January 14, 1922 to John and Anna (nee D'Aquila) Antonuccio, whose families immigrated to the United States from Sicily. He grew up in the Mission district of San Francisco and graduated from Balboa High School. He joined the Army and served in India during World War II. He used the GI bill to be the first in his family to get a college degree from San Jose State in teaching and industrial arts.
While in college he met the love of his life Sally Calvo and asked her to marry him every day for 5 years until she finally relented to shut him up. Their loving marriage lasted 52 years (until his death) and produced 4 children, David (married to Yvonne Wood), Steven, Mark (married to Elly Lay), and Lisa. They also had 5 grandchildren, Rachel, Laura, Peter, Sally, and Joey.
He is survived by his wife Sally, his children, his grandchildren, his brother Tony, and his sisters Severina, Marianne, and Marie.
After teaching high school for a couple of years, Oliver took a job with General Motors, spending most of his career training auto mechanics for Pontiac. He retired from General Motors as a Training Center Manager in Dallas Texas. Oliver could fix anything but was especially gifted at fixing cars. He was a gentle man who never said a mean word about anyone. Everyone seemed to love him. He was a happy man, quick with a joke (many of them bad ones), and always looking for the best in people. He was a devout Catholic.
He died of Parkinson's Disease on February 6, 2005 at the Reno V.A. Medical Center, where he was treated as an honored guest with love and kindness, like all of the other veterans, by the wonderful staff of the Transitional Care Unit.
His life was celebrated by all of his family with a traditional Italian meal at La Vecchia restaurant in Reno on February 12, 2005. He was laid to rest at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley Nevada on February 14, 2005 with the assistance of an Honor Guard from the War Veterans Memorial Association. Oliver's family loves him and misses him."
Soledad Calvo Antonuccio (1926 - 2013)*
S SGT USA
Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Plot: Section 2W Row A, Site 158
Maintained by: Eileen Gillette
Originally Created by: Joe Gibbens
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39596447
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Added: Mar. 30, 2013