Joseph Leo Sozzi 1920 - 2017 Joseph Leo Sozzi, 96, of Lafayette, CA passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017. Joseph was a 94 year resident of San Francisco with his last 2 years spent in Walnut Creek/Lafayette. After spending 2 years in the U.S. Navy, Joseph worked at Bethlehem Steel, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, and Steam Specialties. He was an avid coin collector and a true fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida Sozzi of San Francisco; sister, Eva Sozzi of San Francisco; and sister-in-law Marion Sozzi of San Francisco. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Eldon Sozzi of Lafayette, as well as his daughter and son-in-law, Michael and Dolores Frith of Concord; his granddaughter Nicole Ferguson (David) of Plumas Lake; his great-grandaughters, Ashlynn and Autumn Ferguson of Plumas Lake; brother, Roy Sozzi of San Francisco; sister, Eleanor Sozzi of San Francisco; nephew Joseph Sozzi (Janice) of San Bruno; and great-nephews Joey and Kenny Sozzi of San Bruno. Private services were held followed by internment at the Italian Cemetery.
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