Anthony Joseph Lanzarotta

February 16, 1936 - September 18, 2002

02/16/1936 - 09/18/2002

Past Services

Friday September 20, 2002
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday September 21, 2002
2:00 pm
Holy Sprit Catholic Church
1396 Lynhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757-468-3600 | Directions

Virginia Beach – Anthony Joseph Lanzarotta, 66, died on September 18, 2002. He was a native of Cincinnati, OH. He was retired from the United States Navy as an E-6, ADR1, and also from Civil Service as a Production Control Assistant. He served in the Korean Conflict and also the Vietnam War. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was also a member of the V.F.W., the Fleet Reserve Association and the Disabled American Veteran’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Liborio and Sarah Lanzarotta a son Charles Edward Lanzarotta and two brothers, Andrew Lanzarotta and Lee Lanzarotta.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Shirley A. Lanzarotta of Va. Beach; son, Richard Lanzarotta and his wife, Cheryl, of Chesapeake; daughter, Kathryn Beningo and her husband, David, of Va. Beach; son, Anthony Lanzarotta, II, and his wife, Karen of Va. Beach. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Richard Allen Lanzarotta, II, and his wife, Danielle, of North Carolina, Jennifer Marie Beningo of Va. Beach, David George Beningo of Va. Beach, Anthony Lanzarotta, III, of Va. Beach, Megan Marie Lanzarotta of Chesapeake and Kristina Leigh Lanzarotta of Va. Beach.

A wake service will be held on Friday at 6:30 with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Father Thomas Ianucci on Saturday at 2:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach chapel, is handling arrangements. Family and friends are invited to the residence following services.

Notify of
9 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Richard A. Lanzarotta
8 years ago


You were an outstanding Husband, Father, and role model. I am blessed to have been born your son.

You are very much missed. I love you Dad.

joseph anthony lanzarotta
8 years ago

Dear family we are so sorry for your loss.

Uncle tony did alot for me and my brother’s in his last day’s to settle problem’s with dad.

We are so thankful that he did.

you all are in are heart’s and prayer’s.

love you all joe & shari & boy’s

Dave P. Beningo
8 years ago

For my wife loving wife Kay, mother-in-law Shirley, and the rest of the Lanzarotta Family, you are sad and hurt because he has departed. You are sad because you can’t look at him and say to him that you love him. But please remember, he KNEW and still KNOWS how much you love him, you all did a wonderful job in ensuring that. You will now ALWAYS be able to talk to him, and now he will ALWAYS be able to hear you. Deep down inside, I believe you’ll be able to hear him to. Hold that deep inside you. Love, Dave husband of daughter Kathyrn Marie

8 years ago


Thank you for being so lovely, kind, nice, outstanding, wonderful, and the words go on. Il love and miss you very much.

Beverly Boler
8 years ago

My prayers are with your family at this time of grief.

Sandra J. Edwards
8 years ago

Rick, Cheryl & Family,

We are so sorry for your loss…

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sandy,Chris,Brian & Jen

Philip Poe
8 years ago


You and your Family are in our hearts and prayers.

luv, philip and gail

Jo-Ann, Bernard, Chad & Ashley Chicoine
8 years ago

To the Lanzarotta Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Through Karen and Tony, you have become like an extended family to us and we will sadly miss Mr Lanzarotta. Let’s remember the good times and memories that we have and cherish them. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to let us know. Stop by anytime.

Dave & Michelle Berard
8 years ago


Michelle saw your father’s obituary in the paper yesterday, and we are both saddened for you and your family. You were my Best Man at our wedding 22 years ago for one day, but I know you were your father’s Best Man everyday. Take care, buddy.

-dave berard