Philip “Phil” A. Vazzana

Gli amici dagli Usa ricordano Phil Vazzana, figlio di cefaludesi, recentemente scomparso.

Philip “Phil” A. Vazzana passed away peacefully on August 16th, 2007, at Washington Care Center where he had been a resident for nearly four years. Phil was born on June 7th, 1932 to Salvatore “Sam” and Mary Guercio Vazzana in Baltimore, Maryland. Phil moved to Leland, Mississippi at an early age and he attended Leland Oublic Scools. While at Leland High School he participated in sports, earning letters in football playing running back in the “Ol” Wing T” formation. He also lettered in baseball, playing third basev”Hot Corner ” for the team. In his his senior year he performed in the senior play with the leading role.After high school Phil attended Tulane University before serving in the United States Army. He served overseas where hevwas stationed in Schwabisch Hall, Germany, near the Czechoslovakian Border. After his military service Phil reenrolled at Tulane University and completed his Architectural Degree. He worked in New Orleans as an architect for a number of years before returning to Leland-Greenville area. He designed several residential and commercial buildings that reflect his style of architecture. He was awarded for his talents by receiving an Honorary Master’s Degree from Tulane University. Phil always had an interest and hobby for study of astronomy. He spent many nights observing the planets, stars, comets, and other heavenly bodies. He was always sharing his knowledge with the public and held night observations for the citizens of Greenville. He staryed the Galileo Club with a group of amateur astronomers. Phil was also a proud member of the Cefalutana Society in New Orleans. Phil is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anita Vazzana Bertuccini of New Orleans, Louisiana, and a brother, Mr. Anthony S. Vazzana of Leland; plus numerous cousins,nieces, nephews, and friends in Mississippi Delta and Southern Louisiana. The family wishes to thank the administration and staff of Washington Care Center for the care given to Phil. Also, the family wishes to thanknas special care provider, Mrs. Lupe Jackson for caring for Phil during these last few years. Private services will be held at a later date, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.