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Giovanni Cosimo Ranzino (USA)

Giovanni Cosimo Ranzino passed away peacefully on April 11, 2019 at the age of 88. Born one of sixteen siblings in Cefalu, Sicily to the late Gaetano Ranzino and Giuseppa Di Stefano, Giovanni worked as a pastry chef, learning valuable skills in Italy and Switzerland before coming to the United States in 1966. He then worked as a baker, becoming a New Orleans staple at McKenzie’s Bakery. Giovanni is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Elenora Foti Ranzino; his parents, Gaetano Ranzino and Giuseppa Di Stefano; siblings, Nunzio Ranzino, Salvatore Ranzino, Antonino Ranzino, Rosina Ranzino, and Angelina Guerico. He is survived by his children, Giuseppa Bullock, Guy Ranzino, and Rose Martin (Warren, Jr.); grandchildren, Julia, Victoria, Emilia, and Giovanni Ranzino, Alicia, Jonathan and Elenora Bullock, and Warren Martin, III; siblings, Giuseppe Ranzino (Rose Marie), Iolanda Tumminello and Elvira Serio; his wonderful friend, Lena Campo, who shared so many beautiful memories with him, and whom the family is very grateful to have had in his life; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.