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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. – Robert “Bob” Francis Davanzo, 45, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

He was an independent insurance agent and owned Davanzo Insurance and Financial Services in Virginia Beach.

Born in Youngstown, he was the son of Velma Rawden Davanzo and the late Robert Lawrence Davanzo.

Bob attended Boardman High School and after moving to Virginia Beach, graduated from First Colonial High School. He later attended Ferrum College for two years, where he “Riggo” played fullback on the football team and transferred to Old Dominion University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration.

He was an active member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and also served on the Church Council. Bob was also very active in his son’s football and basketball programs.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Rachael Schmidt Davanzo; his son, Robert A. Davanzo; his mother, Velma; two sisters, Kathleen Davanzo and Mary Margaret Davanzo, both of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Donald James Davanzo of Avon, Conn. and Joseph L. Davanzo of Virginia Beach; three nieces, Makenzi Paluso and Paige and Hailey Schmidt; two nephews, Jonathan Heineck and Trevor Paluso; and many loving friends who will miss him dearly.

The family will receive friends at a visitation on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Laskin Road Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father Robert J Cole officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Ceiling Fund, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

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