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Claudio Strazzabosco

April 16, 1933 — September 16, 2006

Claudio Strazzabosco

Claudio M. Strazzabosco, 73, Walnut Creek, California died September 16, 2006 at Windsor Manor Rehabilitation Center in Concord, California after a long fight with cancer. Claudio was born April 16, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Richard and Victoria Strazzabosco who had migrated here from Northern Italy. He grew up in the Chicago area. He served four years in the USAF stationed in Arizona at Luke Air Force Base and Tachikawa, Japan. On November 19, 1955, he married Eva Simpson of Graceville, MN, in Tachikawa, Japan,. On their return to the USA, Claudio attended Arizona State University where he earned a degree in Sales and Marketing. He spent most of his adult career in this field. After his initial diagnosis of malignant melanoma, they decided to try the restaurant business. They purchased the Bull Valley Inn in Port Costa, California. Claudio sold this and went on to venture into two other successful restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area. He was a founding and active member of the sales fraternity Pi Sigma Epsilon at Arizona State University. He was an active member of the Bay area Sons of Italy Club and also of the National Speakers Association. He also founded First Class Systems, a motivationally- oriented business organization. He wrote and published a book entitled The Great Persuaders in 1983, which was dedicated to sales and marketing. He is survived by a dear friend of many years Marilyn Neff of Benicia, CA, his good friend from college, Marvin Loos of Phoenix, AZ, former spouse Eva Simpson Strazzabosco of Alexandria, MN, 2 brothers-in-law: Ervin (Doris) Simpson of Wheaton, MN and Gene (Dorothy) Simpson of Glenwood, MN, his sister-in-law Jacqueline Strazzabosco of Chicago, IL and three nephews, Vincent Jr., Jason and Nicholas. Claudio was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, Vincent. Claudio, by his request, was cremated by the Neptune Society in Walnut Creek, California and his ashes were sent to the Ranney Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN. A Memorial Service will take place at 10:00 AM on November 6, 2006 at the Ranney Funeral Home in Wheaton with Fr. Stanley Wieser officiating. Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery in Wheaton.
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