Obituary: Philip Rodney Ronzone |

Obituary: Philip Rodney Ronzone

A Celebration of Life service will take place March 10 for Philip Rodney Ronzone, who died Feb. 23, 2001, at Los Angeles, Calif. He was 57.

Mr. Ronzone was born Feb. 9, 1944, at Loma Linda, Calif., and had been a resident of the Tahoe area for 25 years. He graduated from South Tahoe High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1965. He had an active membership in the Lake Tahoe Kiwanis Club and was on the board of directors from 1971 to 1977 and was president from 1975 to 1976. Mr. Ronzone was always active in the Tahoe community and was a member of the South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission from 1973 to 1976 and coached Pop Warner and Little League Baseball from 1978 to 1982. He became a resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1989, where he resided until December 2000, when he relocated to Southern California.

Mr. Ronzone took pride in all his children and their varied accomplishments and was always surrounded by an unlimited supply of friends to share his pride with. Among his life’s pleasures were a well trimmed green, calm winds and plenty of good friends to golf with. He also enjoyed participating on many recreational softball and basketball teams. His charm, wit and active spirit will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his sons, Philip Ronzone of Sacramento, Calif., and Wayne Ronzone of San Diego, Calif.; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Liwayway Ronzone of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Craig and Lynette Ronzone of Carson City, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law, Tara and David Francis of Sacramento; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Pat Ronzone of Sausalito, Calif.; sister, Jamey Ronzone of Palo Alto, Calif.; grandchildren, Austin and Cade; and nephews, Randy, Rob, Christian and Gabriel. He was predeceased by his father Philip C. Ronzone, and mother, Marionne Eloise Hartline.

A Celebration of Life service will take place at 10 a.m. March 10 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Clubhouse off Lower Lake Parkway.

Arrangements are by Harbor Lawn Mount Olive, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The telephone is (714) 540-5554.

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