Obituary: Edmond Recanzone

A memorial service for Edmond Battiste Recanzone, 94, a lifelong Nevada resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home in Yerington.

Mr. Recanzone died June 12, 2003, in Yerington. He was born April 5, 1909, at Recanzone's Mill Ranch in Paradise Valley to Lorenzo and Clotilde Recanzone.

He graduated from Winnemucca High School and the University of Nevada in Reno's class of 1933.

Mr. Recanzone worked for the Agricultural Extension Service in Yerington, became the county agent, left the extension service then purchased the Yerington Dairy. He and his wife owned the Emporium in Yerington for 25 years.

He enjoyed touring the western United States and creating stained glass. Many of his windows can be seen in churches, businesses and homes in Mason and Smith Valley.

He was a county agent instrumental in restablishing the 4-H camp at Lake Tahoe, a member and chairman of the Lyon County School Board, member and past president of the 20-30 Club, and a member of the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce of Yerington. He was Past Master of Hope Lodge 22 F&AM and past president of the Yerington Shrine Club. He was chairman of the board of directors of the Lyon County Museum in Yerington and a member of the Yerington Volunteer Fire Department and the Lyon County Farm Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Esther Ronzone; sister, Angie Recanzone Genasci; and brother Carlo.

Among his survivors are his son and daughter-in-law Jay and Jan of Yerington; daughter, Joan Harned of Sun City West, Ariz.; grandsons Richard, Paul and E.B. Recanzone and Doug, Jon, Sam and Tom Harned; brother and sister-in-law Mario and Marion of Fallon; sister-in-law Marine Recanzone of Paradise Valley; brother-in-law Attilio Genasci of Loyalton, Calif.; sister-in-law Ann Levau of Las Vegas; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Lyon Medical Center Auxiliary or the Lyon County Museum.


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